The feasibility phase of a renewable energy project involves the detailed analysis of a number of different technical, environmental, economic and social aspects of the planned project. Wind Farm feasibility studies typically take four to five years to complete.
Pre-feasibility work commenced in 2016 and the project is now in full feasibility. The feasibility work is being undertaken by ecologists, hydrologists, planning specialists, transport engineers, construction managers and wind energy designers.
As part of feasibility, the project has been seeking approval from the Queensland Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning (DSDMIP), and from the Federal Department of the Environment and Energy (DoEE) to obtain the State and Federal approvals. An application was lodged to DSDMIP for the State approval which contained information on the project as required by State Code 23. DSDMIP have assessed this application and provided Development Approval for the project to proceed.
A referral has also been lodged to DoEE which contains information on project required under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.