Wambo Wind Farm is a renewable energy generation project located near Jandowae, at a site chosen for its excellent wind resources and attractive grid connectivity.

The project is a 50:50 joint venture between Cubico Sustainable Investments, a major investor in the renewable energy sector globally and Stanwell, a Queensland Government-owned electricity generator.

 Consisting of 83 wind turbines, the project will add more than 500 megawatts (MW) of clean energy to Queensland’s energy system.  It’s expected the project will create up to 200 new jobs during construction, and 8 to 9 ongoing management and maintenance jobs once the wind farm is operational.

Stage One is now under construction and will consist of 42 wind turbines, adding 252 megawatts (MW) of clean energy to Queensland’s energy system by 2025.

Stage Two will commence in 2024 and will add a further 41 turbines and 254.2 MW to the project, boosting the total generation to more than 500 MW by early 2026.

Stanwell’s interest the project is backed by a $455.8 million investment from the Queensland Government through the Queensland Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Jobs Fund.


At a glance

Project name:

Wambo Wind Farm

Project status:

Construction underway

Location:

Western Downs region of Queensland

Generating capacity:

~500 MW total

Number of turbines

83 total
42 Stage one 
41 Stage two

Job creation

up to 200 during construction, up to eight during maintenance and operation

Equivalent homes powered annually

~312,000 homes when fully operational

About the project

Wambo Wind Farm is a renewable energy generation project located near Jandowae, at a site chosen for its excellent wind resources and attractive grid connectivity.

The project is a 50:50 joint venture between Cubico Sustainable Investments, a major investor in the renewable energy sector globally and Stanwell, a Queensland Government-owned electricity generator.

 Consisting of 42 wind turbines, the first stage will add 252 megawatts (MW) of clean energy to Queensland’s energy system. The second stage will generate a additional 254 MW of clean energy from 41 wind turbines. 

When complete in 2026, both Stage one and Stage two will generate more than 500 MW.

It’s expected the project will create up to 200 new jobs during construction, and 8 to 9 ongoing management and maintenance jobs once the wind farm is operational. 

 Stanwell’s share of Wambo Wind Farm is backed by a $455.8 million investment from the Queensland Government’s Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Jobs Fund.

Project status

Project Update

The first few months of 2024 have seen Wambo Wind Farm reach some significant milestones, including the announcement of Stage Two.

On site, mobilisation is underway for Stage Two construction, which will commence later this year.

Stage One also hit a major milestone recently, with all of the wind turbine foundations now complete. Each pour takes around 14 hours to complete as a crew of almost 50 people work around the clock to pour 1,000 cubic metres of concrete.

Now that the wind turbine foundations have been complete, the Vesta’s turbine delivery is just around the corner. 

Vesta’s wind turbine blades have been delivered to the Port of Brisbane, where they will be stored until road upgrades are completed ready for their transportation. Each blade measures a 80M in length and weighs-in at 24,000 KG.

 Current works underway in June

An exciting milestone for the first week of June – the final concrete pour for Stage One has been completed! 

Current works underway:  

  • Joe Wagner Group is continuing with the road corridor upgrade. Clearing and grubbing has taken place on Diamondy, Mt Piper Dodge and Woolletts Roads and those roads adjoining the project area that are listed below. 
  • Road construction and foundation excavations are set to continue.  
  • Construction of Stage 2 is now well underway. Once public roadworks are complete, the turbine blades, stored currently at the Port of Brisbane, will be transported to site.  



Project benefits

Stage one and Stage two will deliver

506MW

of renewable wind energy

The project will create more than 

200

jobs during construction

Enough energy to power the equivalent of

~312,000

Houses annually when fully operational

Timeline

JULY 2020

Environmental and planning assessment submitted

OCTOBER 2020

Development approval issued

APRIL 2023

Stage One construction commenced

2024

Stage Two construction commences

LATE 2025

Stage One commercial operations commence

2026

Stage Two commercial operations commence

Every year during construction Stanwell and Cubico, the joint owners of Wambo Wind Farm provide funding of up to $200,000 to support local community groups and organisations make a meaningful, long-term impact in our local communities.  

We support projects that make our local communities even better places to live, work and play.  

First round of 2024 Community Benefit Fund recipients announced!

  • Jandowae & District Progress and Heritage Association Inc – Heritage Precinct Improvements 

Works to weatherproof and increase display capacity of the Jandowae Heritage Precinct’s former School building and Shearer’s Quarters. The project will increase the available area for historical displays and all-weather access. 

  • Jandowae & District Tennis Association – Clubhouse Upgrades 

Install air conditioning and add table tennis to club’s sporting options. The project will improve the amenities of the clubhouse for players and hirers, as well as adding an additional all-weather sporting and recreation activity for the community. 

  • Bell and District Golf Club – Electronic Payment and Digital Record Keeping Systems 

Installing an electronic payment system in the clubhouse to improve Club’s capacity to support member and visitor transactions. The digital record keeping tool assists volunteers maintain accurate records of player handicaps and scores. 

  • Bell Theatre Group Inc. – Acquiring Catering Resources  

The purchase of energy efficient, safe, and fit for purpose food preparation equipment for community events, in partnership with the Bell Memorial Public Hall. This project improves the functionality and viability of the Theatre Group’s activities and the Hall’s hire offerings. 

  • Jandowae Bowls Club Inc. – Enhance clubhouse amenity and accessibility  

To attach shade awnings and build a disability ramp at the clubhouse. Project improves the functionality and amenity of the club’s public areas and enables accessibility for members and the large number of hirers of the facility.  

  • Taralga Retirement Village – Taralga Master Plan   

To engage a qualified Community, Health & Aging design consultant to review existing residential assets and propose design concepts for future development. Project provides Taralga with a plan to guide future development and secure funding to meet growing demand for “in community” aged care. 

  • Jandowae Squash Club – Replacement of air conditioning systems   

To replace aged and inadequate air conditioning system. Project supports the physical wellbeing of squash players and club’s capacity to host additional inter-club competitions and coaching events. 

The next round of applications for the Community Benefit Fund open on July 8 2024. 

How to apply

  1. Review the benefit fund guidelines to assess your project’s eligibility
  2. Contact our team on info@wambowindfarm.com.au or Ash on 4160 9235
  3. Submit an online or print application and send to info@wambowindfarm.com.au

What projects are supported? 

To be considered for our Community Benefit Fund, your project must meet one or more of the below objectives: 

  1. Sustainable communities: the project improves environmental outcomes
  2. Connected communities: the project enhances social connectivity
  3. Healthy communities: the project promotes the wellbeing of the community
  4. Resilient communities: the project drives long-term economic and social benefits for the community.


About the developers

Stanwell Corporation

Stanwell, a Queensland government-owned corporation, is a major provider of electricity and energy solutions to Queensland, the National Electricity Market and large energy users throughout Australia. Stanwell’s Tarong and Stanwell power stations, and Meandu Mine, deliver reliable energy for today. The company has a pipeline of renewable energy projects and power purchase agreements, including Clarke Creek, Tarong West, Wambo, Macintyre and Mt Hopeful Wind farms, Blue Grass Solar Farm and a hydrogen export opportunity are lighting the way for a bright future of clean energy.

Cubico Sustainable Investments

Founded in May 2015, Cubico Sustainable Investments is a major investor in the renewable energy sector. The company is backed by the resources of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan, and PSP Investments, one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers. Cubico’s global portfolio in eleven countries has an installed gross capacity of approximately 3.3 GW. Cubico is headquartered in London and has offices in Uxbridge (UK), São Paulo (Brazil), Fortaleza (Brazil), Milan (Italy), Stamford (US), Mexico City (Mexico), Madrid (Spain), Lyon (France), Sydney and Melbourne (Australia), Montevideo (Uruguay) and Bogotá (Colombia).

Latest Project news

The joint developers of Wambo Wind Farm, Cubico Sustainable Investments and Stanwell Corporation, invite suppliers to attend their meet the buyer session where the EPC Contractor, Vestas and its key subcontractors will give insights into the upcoming packages and stages of work on the project. 

The two ‘meet the buyer’ events will take place on:

  • 16 July 2024 from 11am to 2pm at the Windsor Hotel, Dalby.
  • 17 July 2024 from 11am to 2pm at the Jandowae Bowls Club, Jandowae.

For more information please contact info@wambowindfarm.com.au. 



The team at Wambo Wind Farm are deeply saddened by the tragic accident that occurred last week. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families, friends, first responders and neighbours touched by this tragedy. 

We are committed to the highest standards of safety on site and to safe, respectful driver conduct at all times and by all staff and sub-contractors associated with our project. Road safety has been a focus of recent morning pre-start meetings. We will continue to reinforce these messages and work with council and local police to make sure safety on our roads is a focus for everyone. 

We encourage you to contact us on 1800 490 475 to report any unsafe driving or other concerns.

Stage Two works commencing soon – changes in traffic on surround roads

From now until June, you can expect to see an increase in traffic on surrounding roads, as our teams deliver materials and equipment to site. 

As we enter this next phase of construction, more project vehicles will be delivering quarry materials and equipment to Wambo Wind Farm using the approved public roads outlined within the transportation route developed with Western Downs Regional Council.

We value road safety and ensure our contractors and drivers operate safely within the approved transportation route. We encourage you contact us on 1800 490 475 to report any unsafe driving or other concerns. 

The approved transportation route includes Jolliment Road, Diamondy Road, Mt Piper Dodge Road and Woolletts Road, as below.

Did you catch us at Jandowae’s 2024 Timbertown Festival?

Jandowae’s Timbertown Festival took place over the weekend of the 8th of July, with celebrations of the town’s history as a timber-milling hub taking over the region.

As proud partners and supporters of the communities that host our energy assets and the things that matter to them, we’re thrilled to have sponsored this year’s festival.
It was fantastic to be part of a celebration that brought the community together. From decorating our own tree on the main street to chatting with members of the community and region at the festival itself, it was a weekend to remember.
Wambo Wind Farm (co-owned by Stanwell and Cubico) understands that the participation and support from sponsors, local business and the community are what make this event the spectacle it is, and we’re proud to be part of the region’s future. 


Approved Transportation Route

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    The 500MW Wambo wind farm and associated big battery in the Western Downs region of Queensland has received planning approval from the state government, with construction expected to begin late next year.

    Queensland grants planning approval for 500MW Wambo wind farm

    The Queensland state government has grant planning approval for the 500MW Wambo wind farm to be located in south-west part of the Australian state.

    Cubico sustainable investments in Russell, CT

    We are delighted to announce the acquisition of the Wambo WInd Farm development project in the Western Downs region of Queensland, Australia, from Renewable Energy Partners (REP).

    Wambo Wind Farm secures state government planning apporval

    The 500MW Wambo Wind Farm project has secured planning approval from the Queensland state government.

    Previous Community Meetings

    16 JUNE 2021

    Community Forum Meeting Notes

    16 FEBRUARY 2021

    Neighbour Forums Summary

    11 & 12 SEPTEMBER 2020

    Neighbour Forums Summary

    9 & 10 DECEMBER 2020

    Neighbour Forums Summary

    Project Documents

    Wambo Wind Farm – Area Offset Management Plan
    23 May 2022

    Wambo Wind Farm – Annual Compliance Report
    2024

    Wambo Wind Farm Stage 1 – Bird and Bat Management Plan 

    Wambo Wind Farm Stages 1 and 2 – Vegetation and Fauna Management Plan

    Wambo Wind Farm Stage 2 – Bird and Bat Management Plan

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How big is the Wambo Wind Farm project?

    In total, the project is approved to build up to 110 turbines, however construction will be completed in two stages:

    Stage 1 of the project comprises 42 wind turbines. 

    Stage 2 is in planning and is contingent upon a number of factors.

    How was the project assessed?

    As with all wind farm proposals, Wambo Wind Farm was subject to assessment under both State and Federal government planning controls and environmental assessment criteria. The Project’s development application (DA) was approved by the Queensland Government under State Code 23: Wind farm development. 

    In late January 2022, the Federal Government approved the Project under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

    How many local jobs will Wambo Wind Farm create?

    It is expected that the project will create up to:

    • 200 new jobs during construction
    • 20 ongoing management and maintenance jobs once the wind farm is operational

    Wambo Wind Farm is committed to the use of local labour and materials wherever possible and will emphasise this with contractors engaged for the Project.

    How can I register for opportunities
    on the project?

    Wambo Wind Farm is working with Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprises (TSBE). TSBE is assisting with engaging local business communities and providing opportunities for the supply of goods and services as well as work on the project, particularly during construction.You can register your business interest in the project via wambowindfarm@tsbe.com.au

    contact us

    1 800 490 475

    Wambo Wind Farm

    GPO Box 800

    Brisbane Qld 4001


    info@wambowindfarm.com.au