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.

Community Reference Group EOIs now closed

Thanks to everyone who submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) to join CleanCo's new Swanbank Clean Energy Hub Community Reference Group (CRG). We received a fantastic response!

This new group is being established to facilitate collaboration between our organisation and the Ipswich community, especially the area surrounding Swanbank.

The EOIs are currently being assessed and people will be advised in late April.

Learn more about the CRG and read the Terms of Reference.

CleanCo Swanbank engagement statistics for 2023

A community-led masterplan

CleanCo has collaborated with Ipswich residents to develop the Swanbank Clean Energy Hub community infrastructure masterplan, as well as a shortlist of energy generation and storage options for the site.

Throughout 2023 CleanCo held a range of engagement activities, including 3 full day workshops with a codesign panel, to develop and fine-tune the plan.

At the end of 2023, we reached a major project milestone, with the CleanCo Board endorsing the masterplan at its December meeting. 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.

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 2024 as studies are progressed.

A story about collaboration and community...learn more about our Community Panel and the co-design process that lead to our draft Swanbank masterplan.