Wind farms to generate power and jobs for the Southern Downs

Two windfarms and up to 400 jobs in the Southern Downs are a step closer to reality with the State Assessment and Referral Agency giving the green light.

Acciona has received approval to build the $1.96 billion MacIntyre Wind Farm Precinct (the Precinct) at Cement Mills, approximately 40 kilometres south-west of Warwick.

The 103 megawatt Karara Wind Farm, which forms part of the MacIntyre Wind Farm
Precinct, will be owned and operated by the Government-owned energy generator, CleanCoQueensland.

In addition to owning and operating the Karara Wind Farm, CleanCo will also purchase 400 megawatts of renewable energy per year from the MacIntyre Wind Farm.

Once operational the MacIntyre Wind Farm Precinct is expected to generate enough
renewable electricity to supply about 700,000 Queensland homes

Read the full Ministerial Statement