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BOTTLE TREE ENERGY PARK

Project Summary

 

LOCATION: Maranoa Region, QLD
TURBINES: up to 50
TOTAL TIP HEIGHT: up to 280 m
WIND TURBINE ROTOR up to 176 m diameter
INSTALLED CAPACITY: up to 400 MW
ENERGY PRODUCTION: approx. 1,260 GWh annually
HOMES POWERED: approx. 200,000 homes
GREEN HOUSE SAVINGS: >900,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually
SITE AREA: approx. 6,000 ha
STATUS: Planning and environmental applications

About The Project

The Bottle Tree Energy Park is located on approximately 6,000 hectares of agricultural land, 16 km northeast of Roma, Queensland. The development will consist of up to 50 turbines with an installed capacity of up to 420 MW. This will provide power for around 200,000 Queensland homes annually and reduce yearly carbon dioxide emissions by more than 900,000 tonnes. 

In 2021, WestWind Energy began monitoring the wind resource and the project is currently undergoing planning and environmental approvals.

WestWind Energy has lodged environmental and planning applications for the project. In December 2023, Bottle Tree Energy Park received development approval from the Queensland Government.

Queensland Government Development Approval – 8 Dec 2023

Community Benefits

Upon commencement of operations, a sum of $100,000 will be designated to a Community Benefit Fund, facilitating yearly distribution within the local community, ensuring the project’s financial benefits are shared with the community.

Host Landholder Benefits

The wind farm will provide an annual income for all host landholders. This economic boost to farmers enables them to secure supplementary income annually, for decades, through lease arrangements with the wind farm. This income provides a stable addition to farming income and helps to counteract swings of commodity prices. This sustains the farming practice and diversifies farming revenue for years to come. 

The roads constructed for turbine access give landholders all weather access across their property which improves stock management practices and bushfire access.

If you would like to contact WestWind in relation to this project, please contact us at info@bottletreeenergypark.com.au or (03) 5421 9999.