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Overview

The Wambo Wind Farm is a proposed renewable development located near Jandowae, in the Western Downs local government area. Stage 1 of the project proposes 250MW of generating capacity, with 42 turbines. When fully operational, the wind farm will produce enough clean energy to power approximately 170,500 houses annually.  

Visit wambowindfarm.com.au  for more project information.

Status

The Wambo Wind Farm proponents, Cubico and Renewable Energy Partners (REP), received planning approval from the State Government in October 2020. Since then, Powerlink has been in discussion with the proponents in relation to connecting the wind farm to the transmission network in the region.  We are continuing to work with Cubico and REP as their project planning progresses. 

Final Corridor Selection Report release

Following ongoing engagement with landholders and other stakeholders, Powerlink has released a Final Corridor Selection Report (CSR) for the proposed 275kV transmission line between Powerlink’s existing Halys Substation and a proposed Wambo Wind Farm Substation at Diamondy. We received two submissions on the Draft CSR released in March, with matters raised taken into consideration in preparing the Final CSR. In general, feedback received related to matters such as traffic and road management during construction, as well as property specific queries about the corridor location.

The Final CSR presents the recommended option to replace approximately 50km of the existing 132kV transmission line with a 275kV double circuit line, using the existing transmission line corridor. The 275kV line will connect the Wambo Wind Farm, allow for future renewable development and maintain secure and reliable electricity supply in the region into the future. An exact location for the new line within the corridor has not as yet been determined. We will continue seeking local input as part of our next steps to determine the final transmission line route.

Draft Corridor Selection Report 

We released a Draft Corridor Selection Report (CSR) in March 2022 to outline a proposed corridor for the transmission line connection for the Wambo Wind Farm.  

 

We received your feedback on the Draft CSR. Your local input has helped shape our decision-making on the Final CSR and wider planning for the region. There are a number of ways you can continue to share your feedback with us: 

Email 
Email us at [email protected]

Phone 
If you would like to discuss the Draft CSR or transmission line project more broadly, please contact our Landholder Relations team: 

Dave Monaghan 
0438 991 126 | [email protected]
 

Online 
Through our interactive mapping tool or this project webpage. 

Get involved

Wambo community drop-in session

We are committed to ongoing genuine and timely engagement with landholders and local communities to support development and delivery of renewable projects connecting to our transmission network.

We held two drop-in sessions in Jandowae and Kingaroy in November 2021 to discuss future electricity needs for the region. The sessions were informal and included:

Wambo community drop-in session
  • information about the existing electricity transmission network in the region and possible future plans
  • maps and displays on matters of local interest
  • an opportunity to learn more about project work and ask questions of Powerlink representatives.