About the project
We are currently assessing the potential to develop a wind farm in the Walkamin/Springmount area of the Atherton Tablelands, in North Queensland. The proposed Mount Emerald Wind Farm would be installed on a rough plateau stretching west of the Kennedy Highway between the towns of Walkamin and Tolga.
The wind farm will include 70 - 80 wind turbines installed over the site as well as electrical infrastructure to enable it to be connected into the national energy grid. It is estimated the project would require investment of approximately $500 million and will bring jobs and economic benefits to the area during the construction phase of the project and over its operating life.
Initial studies suggest the site is well suited for the development of a wind farm. Wind speeds across the hills in the area are ideal for harnessing this renewable energy source. Current estimates suggest the wind farm would produce enough clean energy to provide the annual power needs of more than 75,000 North Queensland homes.
|Mount Emerald Community Newsletter # 1||March 2011||2.65MB||Download|
|Mount Emerald Information Booklet||March 2011||4.13MB||Download|
|Mount Emerald Community Newsletter # 2||June 2011||2.08MB||Download|
|Mount Emerald Community Newsletter # 3||November 2011||1.20MB||Download|
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