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Drop in to see us at:

The Theodore RSL Hall
30 The Boulevard, Theodore

Wednesday 10 April 1.30pm-5.30pm
Thursday 11 April
Wednesday 15 May
Thursday 16 May
Wednesday 12 June
Thursday 13 June

Or other times by appointment.

Theodore Wind Farm

RWE Renewables Australia respectfully acknowledges the Wulli Wulli people, the Traditional Owners of the lands where the Theodore Wind Farm is proposed, and pay our respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

RWE Renewables Australia is working on developing a renewable energy project near Theodore, in the Banana Shire in central Queensland.

The proposed project would incorporate a wind farm with up to 170 turbines and a battery storage facility. It may also incorporate a solar farm within the project boundary.

The proposal would generate enough electricity to power about 410,000 Queensland homes – the equivalent of powering all private dwellings in the Banana Shire close to 57 times, or the city of Rockhampton more than 15 times.

Located about 22 kilometres east of Theodore and 50 kilometres south of Biloela, the project investigation area consists of 46,000 hectares. The project’s footprint is expected to occupy less than 3 per cent of this area.

RWE is committed to prioritising the use of regional Queensland businesses and employees wherever possible throughout the development of the wind farm. Construction of the project is expected to take up to four years and require a workforce up to 500 people at peak periods.

Project location

Project location of Theodore Wind Farm | RWE in Australia

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In addition to this construction workforce the multiplier impact of a project of this size will result in substantial economic benefits for the local area. As the project progresses throughout the planning and development phase we will create a register on this site to enable expressions of interest for provision of goods and/or services.

We have established a Sponsorship Fund for the development and planning phase of the project and will be implementing a Community Benefit Program if the project proceeds to construction. This will incorporate a Community Benefit Fund of at least $500,000 per year - $17.5 million for the operational life of the wind farm – and will be administered by a community committee.

Project status: Studies being finalised, planning to submit the first component of the Development Application

Operation: Targeting 2027 for initial operations

Facts & figures

Up to 00

turbines, up to 270m high

About 00 kilometres

east of Theodore and 50 kilometres south of Biloela

Close to 00 hectares

of site investigation area

About 00 megawatts (MW)

installed capacity

More than 00

Queensland homes powered

Targeting 00

for initial operations

Estimated project timeline

Approximate development timeline of Theodore Wind Farm | RWE in Australia

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Sponsorship fund now open

RWE Renewables Australia has implemented a sponsorship fund for the proposed Theodore Wind Farm, which is currently open for applications and will remain active throughout the planning and approvals process. If you would like to apply for sponsorship please download our application form here.

News and events

  • 12 June 2024 – Have Your Say on the Theodore Wind Farm

    Have your say on the Theodore Wind Farm EPBC Referral

    The proposed Theodore Wind Farm (the Project) is currently undergoing consideration by the Federal Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) as part of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act referral stage. This is a Federal Government requirement and determines if the Project  is likely to have a significant impact on any species of national environmental significance.

    For 10 business days, starting on 11 June 2024 and ending on 25 June 2024, you have the opportunity to review the Project details and share your thoughts.  While there is no expectation or requirement to participate, your comments are valuable to the decision-making process. Please note that if the Project is declared a controlled action there will likely be further opportunities to comment through the EPBC portal. RWE is always open to receiving commentary directly.

    How to comment:

    Visit this link to submit your comments to the EPBC referral process.

    What to consider when commenting:

    The Federal Minister for the Environment and Water uses comments that relate directly to protected matters and whether the Project should be a controlled action, so please consider the following when commenting:

    • Why you believe the Project is or isn't a controlled action
    • Whether the Project has an impact on protected matters
    • How the Project will have that impact
    • Which parts of the Project will have an impact on a particular protected matter
    • The source of key information to support your views, if possible.

    The DCCEEW website offers further guidance on the EPBC referral process and how to effectively submit your comments.

    Additional Resources:

    RWE would be happy to discuss any project queries or questions directly. If you would like to contact us, please fill out the enquiry form or call the number listed.

    If you would like to visit us in person, we have a shopfront available in Theodore on 13 June 2024 from 7:30am – 12:30pm. We are also happy to conduct individual appointments at your request.
    RWE is also looking to conduct further community drop in sessions in the coming months to discuss the EPBC referral and additional periods for comments. The drop in sessions will also provide a forum for general project updates, information and feedback opportunities.

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