Welcome to Tarong West Wind Farm

A new wind farm project in Australia

November 2023 Update

Following ongoing consultation with the community throughout 2023, RES hosted information sessions in November to provide detailed information about project design, to provide further information regarding potential impacts throughout the construction and operation phases of the Project and to ensure that feedback from the local community and project neighbours is received and considered in advance of the planned development application submission in November/December. 

RES has submitted an EPBC referral to the Federal Government for the Project and anticipate submitting the Development Application to the Queensland State Government by the end of 2023. If developed, the 97 turbine wind farm will deliver significant local benefits within the proposed Southern Queensland Renewable Energy Zone (Southern QREZ), through local employment opportunities and community benefit programs.

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July 2023 Update

In early July, community drop in sessions were held at Ironpot and Kumbia Halls to showcase the revised design of the Tarong West Wind Farm. The sessions were well attended, with neighbour and broader community feedback helping to identify areas of interest or concern - traffic, accommodation, noise and benefit. As the project submits its Development Application later in 2024, RES will continue to work with community, local council and state government to develop a socially and environmentally responsible renewable energy project.
To view the project information presented at the drop in sessions, click on the below links. 

Project Layout | Project Overview | Community Consultation | Ecological Assessment | Supporting Assessments 

RES is committed to ensuring that the community is informed about the progress of the project and has a voice in decision making processes. To receive ongoing updates about the project, please contact us.

Acknowledgement of Country

In planning for Australia's clean energy future, RES acknowledges its rich history. We Acknowledge the Wakka Wakka and Auburn Hawkwood Peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which the Tarong West Wind Farm Project is proposed. We recognise their ongoing connection to land and waterways, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 

The Project

RES is proposing to develop the Tarong West Wind Farm, located within the South Burnett Council area, approximately 30km west of Kingaroy and 8km north-west of Kumbia.

Following preliminary assessments, RES has spent much of 2022 reaching out to the local community to understand the potential impacts and opportunities that may flow from a renewable energy project in the region.

If developed, the Tarong West Wind Farm will deliver significant local benefits within the proposed Southern Queensland Renewable Energy Zone (Southern QREZ), through local employment opportunities and benefit sharing programs with the local community.

About RES

RES is the world’s largest independent renewable energy company, active in 14 countries around the globe. Establishing operations in Australia in 2004, RES leveraged global knowledge and talent to develop projects in the early phases of the renewable energy industry in Australia, starting with Taralga Wind Farm in New South Wales in 2007 and Ararat Wind Farm in Victoria in 2010. 

For more information about RES and our portfolio of worldwide renewable assets, visit www.res-group.com.