Commonwealth to assess proposal

Determination on EPBC Act referral

Ark Energy referred the proposal for the Boomer Green Energy Hub to the Australian Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) for review under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Based on the referral DCCEEW has determined the proposal to be a controlled action. This means it will require assessment and approval under the EPBC Act before it can proceed.

The relevant controlling provisions for the decision are: listed threatened species and communities (sections 18 & 18A), listed migratory species (sections 20 & 20A), Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (sections 24B & 24C), World Heritage properties (sections 12 & 15A) and National Heritage places (sections 15B & 15C).

DCCEEW will assess the proposal by an environmental impact statement (EIS).

The project’s EPBC Act referral and documentation is available on the project's page in the EPBC Public Portal (EBPC number 2022/09396).

For more information on the EPBC Act environment assessment process download the information sheet here.