Neoen’s Mount Hopeful Wind Farm is one step closer to development after lodging a referral of the project to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment for review under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.
The Mount Hopeful Wind Farm is a large-scale renewable energy project proposed in Central Queensland, within the Rockhampton and Banana Shire areas with construction expected to commence late 2023 or early 2024. Construction will take about 24 months and will require a peak workforce of around 300 personnel.
The referral includes results from many years of detailed flora and fauna surveys across the project site and is based on a preliminary project layout. The Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment will assess the referral and decide on the future assessment pathway for the project under the EPBC Act.
The site earmarked for the Mount Hopeful Wind Farm is located close to the energy demand centres of Rockhampton and Gladstone, giving the project access to a strong base of local subcontractors and established transportation corridors.
Neoen Australia Mount Hopeful Wind Farm Project Manager Elyse Wise will be presenting the projects supply chain procurement opportunities at the online Connecting Renewable Energy Conference Queensland on April 7. For more information and tickets, connect here.