Development approved for Bottle Tree Energy Park
11 December 2023
Bottle Tree Energy Park has received development approval from the Queensland Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.
WestWind Energy is delighted to announce that Bottle Tree Energy Park has received development approval from the Queensland Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.
Located 16 km northeast of Roma, Bottle Tree Energy Park will feature up to 50 wind turbines with the ability to generate enough clean energy to power more than 200,000 Queensland homes.
“We’re delighted to receive development approval for Bottle Tree Energy Park,” said Marla Brauer, Chief Development Officer for WestWind Energy. “The Bottle Tree project has great potential to benefit the Maranoa and help meet the state’s energy needs, so it’s wonderful to see progress being made.”
In addition to development approval, WestWind Energy recently signed the Cultural Heritage Management Agreement for the project with representatives of the Mandandanji people, the traditional owners of the land in the region.
WestWind prioritises quality consultation across all phases of project development. Ms Brauer stated, “We have worked closely with landholders, council, local representatives and the community over the past two years to develop a project that will deliver real benefits for the region.”
Recently, local residents had the opportunity to meet WestWind representatives at the Roma Showground Market, following on from Open Days held at Roma RSL earlier this year.
“Going forward, we will continue to meet with key stakeholders, provide regular updates, and maintain a local presence to openly share project information and address any queries,” said Ms Brauer.
WestWind’s commitment to providing benefits from its project back to the community is demonstrated through local sponsorships like the $10,000 contribution made towards LifeFlight’s new hangar at Roma Airport.
A focus for ongoing consultation for Bottle Tree Energy Park will be on how benefits from the project can be shared with the community. This will help inform the project’s Community Benefit Fund which will be established when construction begins.
Bottle Tree Energy Park will play a pivotal role in addressing the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change. By harnessing the power of wind, the clean energy generated there could save a staggering 900,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually. For more information, please visit w-wind.com.au/our-projects.
About WestWind Energy
WestWind Energy is a leading renewable energy company dedicated to the development, construction and operation of sustainable renewable energy projects. With a proven track record developing longstanding, positive relationships in communities where its projects are based, WestWind Energy is proud to deliver clean and reliable energy solutions to the Maranoa region.