The South Queensland Renewable Generation Hub comprises individually permitted, complementary wind, solar and battery storage projects within one region. The Hub is located about 40km from Wandoan and 60km from Taroom in rural Queensland, or about 450km north-west of Brisbane.
The Hub’s most mature project is a 1.4GW wind farm currently in early development. This project will create up to 600 jobs during construction and inject hundreds of millions of dollars into the regional economy though local employment, supply and contracting opportunities.
All while producing enough low-cost, clean energy to power around 740,000 Queensland homes, and eliminating more than 4 million tonnes of carbon from Australia’s energy generation profile every year.
The success of our business relies on strong, long-term relationships, and the delivery of equitable benefits that make a difference in the lives of local people in regional and rural Australia.
Over the past year we’ve worked with regional stakeholders to build an understanding of local priorities, while we validate the region’s renewable energy resource potential and complete the early technical work required to support confidence and clarity as we engage with communities.
Our focus is to support the community to participate in the development process to shape responsible renewable energy projects informed by local insight.
The South Queensland Renewable Generation Hub’s projects are on grazing land across the northern and southern extents of the Western Downs Regional Council and Banana Shire Council areas respectively.
Projects will coexist alongside cattle operations on host properties and connect to the existing transmission network.
Strategically developing complementary wind, solar and battery storage projects alongside the region’s foundational agricultural industry maximises the valuable use of the land, minimises impact to the community and supports efficient supply of energy to the grid when it’s needed.
As a responsible operator, we recognise any new development can have an impact, and the utmost care must be taken to protect environment and community values.
We are committed to working with landholders, Traditional Owners, communities members, experts and partners to deliver meaningful, equitable benefits, and manage change associated with our projects in a way that is supported by stakeholders, balanced, and backed by science.
For more than 20 years, we have engaged locals in our projects, respected the needs and wishes of communities and taken pride in driving positive socio-economic outcomes for local people in regional Australia.
Born out of the CSIRO, we use our own leading-edge technology and globally recognised expertise to find, develop and operate the best performing renewable energy projects in the world.