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Development Approval Other Change Application

April 2024

As the design of the Lotus Creek Wind Farm Project progresses, elements of the proposed wind farm are being refined, including the number and locations of turbines, and where construction and support facilities, and access tracks will be located. This has resulted in some amendments that need to be sought to existing approvals.

The Lotus Creek team has submitted an Other Change application for the Project’s Existing Development Approval (2312-38389 SPD) to the Queensland State Assessment and Referral Agency (SARA). This change is required to update several elements of the project design and ensure alignment with other approvals. This Other Change application includes:

  • A reduction in the total number of wind turbine generators (WTGs) proposed for the Project from 55 to 46;
  • Selection of the wind turbine model for the Project
  • Micro-siting of some WTG locations;
  • A refinement of the development footprint; and
  • Relocation of an existing telecommunications tower within the site to a more suitable location.

  • While SARA are considering the Other Change application, the documents provided by the project will be published on their website and can be viewed by the public.

    Following assessment, SARA will advise on the outcome of the Other Change application and we will work with them to resolve any queries or requests relating to the application. The Project team will keep you updated on the outcome as well as other project updates as the design continues to progress.

    At a Glance

    The project is expected to deliver the following local and state-wide benefits:

    Estimated Investment

    Estimated Investment

    Estimated investment is more than $1 billion in the central Queensland region

    New Construction

    New Construction

    Up to 300+ new jobs over the construction period and 15-30 long-term service jobs to be based in the local area.

    Affordable Energy

    Affordable Energy

    Generating enough clean, affordable energy to power approximately 189,000 average QLD homes every year.

    CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    Up to 0.88 million tonnes of CO2e emissions are avoided each year

    Energy Capacity

    Energy Capacity

    341 MW of new renewable energy capacity to help achieve the state’s renewable energy goals and assist with Australia’s energy transition

    About Us

    The Lotus Creek Wind Farm is proposed to consist of up to 55 wind turbines, each with a maximum blade tip height of 230 metres, and a combined maximum capacity of around 341 MW. The project is expected to generate approximately 1,100,000 megawatt hours (MWh) per year of clean, renewable energy.

    Lotus Creek Wind Farm is proud to support the Queensland Government in working to achieve its target of 70% renewable energy by 2032.

    About Lotus Creek Wind Farm

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    Lotus Creek Wind Farm Supplier Inquiries

    Please supply your details via the link below. You can also view the flyer from our February 2023 supplier briefing.

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