Theodore Wind Farm

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Thank you to everyone who attended our August community drop-in sessions. Read more in our news section below.

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 about 160 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 30 kilometres east of Theodore and 40 kilometres south-west 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: Development – undertaking studies, preparing potential layouts, seeking community opinion

Operation: Targeting 2027 for initial operations

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Facts & figures

About 00

turbines, up to 260m high

About 00 kilometres

north-east of Theodore and 40 kilometres south-west 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

Development 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 have a community event or organisation that needs support, please contact us here.

News and events

  • 30 August 2023 – Memorandum of Understanding signed with Stanwell

    Strategic partnership with Queensland energy provider

    RWE have signed an MoU that will see Stanwell will investigate and assess energy offtakes and potential equity investment in the proposed Theodore Wind Farm.

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RWE Renewables Australia Pty Ltd.

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350 Collins Street
Melbourne, 3000, Australia