Wind turbines located at spaces along a ridge, similar to the proposed development at Coopers Gap (Photo: AGL)
AGL Project Manager Evan Carless

February 9, 2017

The Coopers Gap Wind Farm project has moved another step forward with news the Queensland Office of the Coordinator-General (OCG) has accepted AGL’s Environmental Impact Statement.

The announcement was made at the Community Consultative Committee meeting held at the Cooranga North Memorial Hall on Thursday.

AGL Coopers Gap Wind Farm project manager Evan Carless said it was a “very encouraging” milestone.

“The project is moving along well. From here the OCG will evaluate the EIS and provide a final determination, which is anticipated in March 2017,” he said.

“There is still a way to go, but having the OCG accept our EIS, which took into consideration noise and potential economic benefits, is another step forward for the project.

“Continually consulting with the community throughout the process is a priority and a fundamental element to the success of the project. We very much appreciate the community’s commitment to it.”

AGL hopes that the Coopers Gap Wind Farm will be the next greenfield renewable development offered to the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF).

The PARF is a partnership between AGL, QIC and Future Fund, which is targeting the development of approximately 1000MW of large-scale renewable energy projects.

The Coopers Gap Wind Farm is proposed to have a capacity of approximately 400MW.

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