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 April

  • Civil works for site access roads
  • Electrical works continue cable trenching and laying.
  • Turbine shipments to Port of Brisbane
  • Road upgrades to prepare for turbine delivery
  • Cultural Heritage monitoring to identify and preserve artefacts



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.  

Latest News – 2024 Community Benefit Fund recipients announced!

Congratulations to the recipients of this years’ Community Benefit Fund:

  • Jandowae Bowls Club Inc.
  • Jandowae & District Progress and Heritage Association Inc.
  • Bell and District Golf Club
  • Bell Theatre Group Inc.
  • Taralga Retirement Village
  • Jandowae Squash Club
  • Jandowae & District Tennis Association

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

Roadworks are now underway to improve the project’s approved public roads which will be used to t ransport wind turbine components to site.

  • Works will be undertaken from mid-April to June. 
  • Traffic management staff and signage will be in place as required to ensure safety and continued access for all road users.  
  • Some works being undertaken may occur outside of normal work hours, however the timing will be phased to minimise impact on neighbouring residents. 
  • Some works may require relocation of telecommunication infrastructure resulting in temporary interruptions. 
  • Neighbours will be notified in advance of any scheduled works that have extended impacts, where possible.  

Roads being upgraded

  • Dalby Jandowae Road and Hickeys Road intersection
  • Hickeys Road, including the Hickeys Road & Jandowae East Road Intersection
  • Jandowae East Road, including the Jandowae East Road & Kingaroy Jandowae Road
  • Niagara Road, including the Niagara Road & Woolletts Road intersection
  • Woolletts Road, including the Woolletts Road & Diamondy Road intersection
  • Diamondy Road, including the Diamondy Road & Mount Piper Dodge Road
  • Mount Piper Dodge Road



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

News and Media

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    Latest news 

    Wambo Wind Farm set to double in size

    In February 2024, Stage Two of Wambo Wind Farm was announced – expanding the project to a 512 MW wind farm by 2026.


    NEWS ARCHIVE

    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