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 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’s per annum of clean, green power. The station has complied fully with all applicable regulatory approvals and has the support of the Banana Shire Council.
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
12 June 2023
Preliminary Documentation Report (V6.0) [ PDF 7 MB ] Appendix A- Terrestrial Ecology Report (V2.0) [ PDF 7 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 [ PDF 306 KB ] Adequacy Review Responses (V2.0) [ PDF 118 KB ] Concept Construction Environmental Management Plan (V2.0) [ PDF 2 MB ] Concept Operation Environmental Management Plan (V2.0) [ PDF 2 MB ] Concept Erosion and Sediment Control Plan (V2.0) [ PDF 4 MB ] Bushfire Management Plan (V2.0) [ PDF 2 MB ]
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