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 and avoid the emission of more than 1.1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year. 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.

 Construction of the first stage has now commenced.

Stage two construction will commence later in 2024. 

 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

February update –  

Current activities:  

  • Access roads to each turbine foundation site are now being established. These tracks will be used to deliver turbine equipment as each tower is constructed and provide site access for maintenance once the wind farm is operational in 2025.
  • Turbine foundations continue with 42 sites being excavated, steel frameworks installed and concrete pour underway at each site to prepare for turbine installation.  
  • Powerlink’s earthworks have commenced for the wind farm’s switchyard, which will transfer the energy generated by the turbines into electricity for the grid.
  •  Dust suppression, including water suppression and covered loads is now underway to reduce dust when site vehicles travel along public roads on the approved transport route. Dust suppression will continue each day during project hours throughout construction. 
  • 2024 Community Benefit Fund applications are now open until 18 March.  

Upcoming works 

  • Late 2023: preparation will commence for the site’s electrical works to the substation.
  • Early 2024: public road works commence to provide or improve site access.
  • Early 2024: turbine deliveries to site  


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

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.  

Latest News – 2024 Community Benefit Fund now open! 

Key dates:

05 February 2024 – Applications open

18 March 2024 – Applications close 

April 2024 – Funding announced 

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 before 18 March as below

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.


Project timeline

Q1 2020

A wind monitoring campaign to confirm the wind resource potential in the area

JULY 2020

Environmental and planning assessment submitted

OCTOBER 2020

Development approval issued

APRIL 2023

Stage One construction commenced

2024

Stage Two construction commences

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).

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    WORKS COMMENCE AT WAMBO WIND FARM STAGE 1

    Construction works have commenced at Wambo Wind Farm, a 252 MW joint venture project between Cubico Sustainable Investment and Stanwell Corporation, located in near Jandowae in the Western Downs region of Queensland.

    PRESS RELEASE: WAMBO WIND FARM ANNOUNCES FIRST RECIPIENTS OF COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND

    Wambo Wind Farm, a 500 MW development project in south-west Queensland, has announced the first four local recipients of its $50,000 Pre-Construction Community Benefit Fund.

    MEDIA RELEASE: GREEN LIGHT FOR WAMBO WIND FARM IN WESTERN DOWNS

    Construction of a wind farm project in the heart of Australia’s energy capital is getting close to commencing which will contribute to the government’s renewable targets.

    Huge Wambo wind and battery storage project gets planning approval

    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

    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