Forest Wind


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Credibly proposed


Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

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Forest Wind

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

Credibly proposed

The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.   


The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.

Under procurement

The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).

Preferred bidder announced

A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.

Recently closed

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ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:


Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million

STATUS: Credibly proposed
SECTOR: Energy
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

The Forest Wind Farm is a proposed 1,200MW wind farm development located in the Wide Bay-Burnett region in south-east Queensland. The project proposal comprises up to 226 wind turbines which lie within the Toolara, Tuan and Neerdie state forest areas, currently used as a pine plantation. 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.

The project is a joint venture between Siemens and Queensland-based, Clean Sight.

In 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. 


Key Dates

2020-22: Commencement of construction

Late-2023: Stage 1 to be operational


Project History

Aug 2020: Queensland Parliament passes Forest Wind Development Bill

May 2020: Introduction of Forest Wind Development Bill 2020 into Parliament

Feb 2020: Development approval granted by Queensland Government for the project

Last reviewed: 14/08/2020

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