Project

Forest Wind

PROJECT STATUS
Detailed Planning
Forest Wind

The Forest Wind Farm is a proposed 1,200 megawatt wind farm development located in the Wide Bay-Burnett region in south-east Queensland. The project is a joint venture between Siemens and Queensland-based, Clean Sight, comprising up to 226 wind turbines. The wind energy generated will be transmitted via a transmission line from the south-west corner of the project area to Powerlink Queensland's Woolooga Substation, connecting to the National Energy Market.

Key Dates

Jan 2022 Expected Construction Commencement
Dec 2023 Expected Construction Completion

PROJECT HISTORY

Feb 2020 Development approval granted by the Queensland Government for the project.
May 2020 The Forest Wind Development Bill 2020 was introduced into Parliament to limit the boundaries of the project development and operation area with respect to the state forests and outline a pathway for the project proponents to obtain tenure over the land comprising the project area. The Legislation was subsequently passed in August 2020.
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Queensland |
Infrastructure Australia status
Not considered
Resources
Project website
Forest Wind