Located in Central Queensland, 75km south of Rockhampton and 40km north of Biloela, the Smoky Creek Solar Power Station is currently in the development phase.
The station, which will include solar and battery storage, is being developed by Edify and will stretch across approximately 1,800 hectares of cleared land. Once complete it could generate up to 1,194,000 MWh per annum of renewable energy.
Through a rigorous development application process, which included the involvement of specialist third parties and pre-lodgment and ongoing community consultation, the solar station was approved to generate 1,194 MWh per annum of clean, green power.
The development has complied fully with all applicable regulatory policies and approvals, has the support of the Banana Shire Council and approval to proceed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
The power station will feed into the Powerlink Queensland (PLQ) Calvale to Stanwell 275kV transmission lines, providing green, clean power to over 206,000 homes. At peak construction, the station will employ around 350 people, predominately from local contractors, supporting the local community.
Smoky Creek Solar Power Station (EPBC 2021/9030)
02 May 2023
29 May 2023
Public Consultation Review Closed
12 June 2023
Preliminary Documentation Report Final [ PDF 9 MB ] Appendix A- Terrestrial Ecology Report Final [ PDF 10 MB ] Appendix B- Risk Framework [ PDF 13 KB ] Appendix C- Development Approval Part A [ PDF 8 MB ] Appendix C- Development Approval Part B [ PDF 6 MB ] Appendix C- Development Approval Part C [ PDF 6 MB ] Appendix D- Community Engagement Summary Final [ PDF 306 KB ] Adequacy Review Responses Final [ PDF 118 KB ] Concept Construction Environmental Management Plan Final [ PDF 2 MB ] Concept Operation Environmental Management Plan Final [ PDF 2 MB ] Concept Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Final [ PDF 4 MB ] Bushfire Management Plan Final [ PDF 2 MB ]
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