'Step forward' for Coopers Gap Wind Farm
ENERGY company AGL has maintained its commitment to building a wind farm between Kingaroy and Dalby, and will call for more community input on the project in the coming months.
The company said this week it had submitted a draft Environmental Impact Statement to the Office of the Co-ordinator General for the Coopers Gap Wind Farm project.
Project manager Neil Cooke called it "another step forward", and expected the EIS to be available to the public by mid-September.
"The EIS is another opportunity for the community to provide their input to the project," Mr Cooke said.
"However, while we still have some time to go before a final decision is made on whether the project proceeds to construction, we are confident all the right steps are being taken.
"Other factors to consider include the results of the tender, the final scope of the project, further development activities, and financing arrangements."
The company intends to hold drop-in sessions during September and October, which will allow community members to stay up-to-date and ask questions about the project.
The proposed wind farm site, situated at Cooranga North about 60km south- west of Kingaroy, would host about 100 turbines.
They would produce 1110Gwh of renewable energy, powering more than 190,000 average Australian homes.
The Community Consultative Committee for the project hosted a meeting at Cooranga North yesterday.
South Burnett councillors and residents toured Victorian wind farms earlier this month.