Project

Bungaban Wind Project

PROJECT STATUS
Detailed Planning

Bungaban Wind Farm is a wind energy project proposed by Windlab as part of its broader South Queensland Renewable Energy Hub. The project would comprise up to 204 wind turbines generating a total capacity of up to 1.4 gigawatts (GW). 

The project is to be located in the Western Downs and Banana Shire regions of Queensland, approximately 40 kilometres nort-east of Wandoan and 60 kilometres south-west of Taroom.

Associated infrastructure to be delivered as part of the project includes access tracks, transmission lines, battery energy storage systems (BESS), and quarries.

 

 

Key Dates

Dec 2024 Expected Construction Commencement
Dec 2029 Expected Construction Completion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Windlab

PROJECT HISTORY

Feb 2024 Rio Tinto and Windlab sign a Power Purchase Agreement for 80 per cent of the electricity generated by the project over 25 years.
Apr 2024 The Federal Government opened public consultation on the project through its EPBC Referral process, closing on 21 May 2024.
May 2024 The Federal Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water determined the project to be a controlled action under the EPBC Act.
Estimated Total Cost
(2024)
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Other |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Government resources
EPBC Referral