Boomer Green Energy Hub Update - November 2022
The Boomer Green Energy Hub (formerly Boomer Range Wind Farm), proposed for north-west of Rockhampton and south-west of Marlborough, is now part of the Ark Energy portfolio.
Based on wind data and preliminary site investigations the project now has an initial design of 151 wind turbines with an estimated output capacity of 1,100 megawatts (MW).
Ark Energy is also in the early stages of feasibility studies for adding solar to the project, to optimise the planned new electrical infrastructure.
Ecological assessment work has commenced with ecology surveys across the project area, and other various specialist studies required for the development application are underway.
Earlier this month Ark Energy also referred the project to the Australian Department for Climate Change, Energy the Environment and Water for review under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). After reviewing the referral DCCEEW will determine the process for the project’s Commonwealth assessment.
Working with the Traditional Owners
Ark Energy and the Boomer Green Energy Hub project team recognise the continuing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have to their land and the Boomer Green Energy Hub project area is Barada Kabalbara Yetimarala Peoples country. The project team have undertaken a site visit with the Barada Kabalbara Yetimarala and will work with the Traditional Owners and their representatives to ensure protection of cultural heritage sites within the project area and develop a land use agreement with meaningful benefits.
Opportunities to be involved
Questions and feedback are welcome at any time and where practicable we will try to incorporate input from community members into the project to improve outcomes and benefits.
Thank you to everyone who attended the community information sessions in Marlborough and St Lawrence in March.
The next local community information sessions will be held in early 2023.
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