The Swanbank Power Station Precinct has played an important role in supporting Queensland’s resource and energy supply for more than 60 years. The 330ha site has a proud history of coal mining and coal generation but its future is in sustainable, low-emission energy.
In line with objectives of the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan, it is CleanCo's ambition to transform the Swanbank site into a clean energy hub, ensuring long-term jobs and economic opportunities.
Join our Community Reference Group - EOIs now open!
CleanCo is forming a new Swanbank Clean Energy Hub Community Reference Group (CRG) to facilitate collaboration between our organisation and the Ipswich community, especially the area surrounding Swanbank.
We are seeking a diverse group of people to represent different perspectives and bring a range of skills, knowledge and life experience to the CRG. Ideally, members will live within a 15km radius of the Swanbank site. People aged 14 and over are eligible to join the CRG (people aged under 18 will require parental/carer permission).
To recognise their contribution to the CRG, each member will receive a $50 gift voucher for each quarterly meeting they attend.
Phase one now complete!
At the end of 2023, CleanCo reached a major milestone in the project to create a Clean Energy Hub at Swanbank. The CleanCo Board met on 7 December and endorsed the Swanbank Clean Energy Hub community infrastructure masterplan, as well as a shortlist of energy generation and storage options for the site.
Achieving this milestone was the result of months of planning, research, collaboration and engagement. Thank you to everyone who has helped shape the masterplan and shared their thoughts and ideas for how we can create a Clean Energy Hub that responds to community needs while also providing economic opportunities and delivering a secure and clean energy supply.
With phase one complete, we can now move onto the next phase of the project. In 2024 our focus will be on developing a whole-of-site plan that integrates community infrastructure with energy generation and storage, taking into account current operational requirements.
To continue our commitment to work in partnership with the community to reimagine Swanbank, one of our first priorities will be to establish a Swanbank Community Reference Group (CRG). In early 2024 we will be inviting Ipswich residents to join the CRG in an on-going role, to help guide our decision-making as we implement the masterplan; remediate the ash dam; and move forward with new energy options for the site. Stay tuned for more information about the CRG!
Want to know more about the draft masterplan?
The map below focusses on Swanbank Lake, highlighting the three areas identified by the community as a priority. Click on the yellow icons in the map below to learn more about infrastructure priorities (3-5 years) identified by the community panel. For the full precinct draft masterplan scroll down to see more detailed information.
The masterplan will be updated to include the future clean energy options in early 2024.