Port Hedland Solar Project

Closed 22 Apr 2022

Opened 11 Apr 2022


Alinta Energy Development Pty Ltd proposes to develop a 90 Mega Watts (MW) AC solar facility situated on Unallocated Crown Land near Alinta Energy’s existing Port Hedland Power Station located within the Boodarie Strategic Industrial Area.  The proposal is located approximately 5 km south-west of South Hedland, adjacent to Great Northern Highway, within the Town of Port Hedland. 

The proposal consists of a 90 MW AC solar farm and a short (~2 km) transmission connection to the existing Port Hedland Power Station 66 kV switchyard. The Proposal will supply power to the 66 kV Port Hedland power system for which Alinta Energy is the network service provider. 

The proposal would include: 

  • 275 hectares (ha) disturbance footprint within the 342.8 ha Solar Development Envelope. 

  • 5 ha disturbance footprint within the 62.19 ha Transmission Access Corridor Development Envelope.

Why your views matter

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on whether or not the EPA should assess a proposal and, if so, what level of assessment is considered appropriate.

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Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.

The EPA's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.


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