The Wambo Wind Farm is a renewable energy development located near Jandowae, in the Western Downs region of Queensland, a site chosen for its excellent wind resources and grid connectivity. The Wambo Wind Farm is being constructed as a joint venture between Stanwell and Cubico Sustainable Investments (Cubico).
Construction of stage one commenced in June 2023 and will generate 252MW of clean energy through 42 turbines, enough to power approximately 170,500 houses annually. Completion of stage one is scheduled for 2025. Stage two, consisting of up to 68 wind turbines, is in development and if feasible, has the capacity to double the size of the Wambo Wind Farm to generate 500MW of renewable energy.
Visit wambowindfarm.com.au for more project information.
Powerlink has been engaged by Stanwell and Cubico to connect the wind farm to the transmission network. This will require construction of a double circuit 275kV transmission line between a proposed substation at Diamondy on the Wambo Wind Farm site tracking east for approximately 47 kilometres and connecting into Powerlink’s existing Halys Substation (located 11km south-east of Kumbia township).
In August 2023, Powerlink received Ministerial Infrastructure Designation (MID) approval for the project. A copy of the MID Proposal, Draft Corridor Selection Report (CSR) and Final CSR are available on this webpage, providing information on the corridor and easement alignment selection process. Initial construction activities commenced in April 2023, which include preparing site access roads and gate installation. Removal of the existing decommissioned transmission towers and line are also progressing and will be completed in October 2023.
Once preliminary activities are complete, works for the new Diamondy Substation will commence along with foundation works for the new transmission towers, followed by tower assembly and stringing activity. Construction will continue to mid 2024, subject to weather and site conditions.
We are committed to ongoing genuine and timely engagement with landholders, local communities and other stakeholders to support development and delivery of renewable energy projects.
Powerlink, alongside Stanwell Corporation Limited, Vestas and Cubico Sustainable Investments, hosted a community coffee catch-up on 8 September 2023 at Wombats Café in Jandowae.
It was a great opportunity for local community members and landholders to meet with our project team to and learn more about our activities.
Join us for future coffee catch-ups throughout 2023 and 2024 at Wombats Café, 48 High St, Jandowae on Friday 8 December 2023, from 9 to 11am and Thursday 8 February 2024, from 9 to 11am.