About the Wind Farm
Cattle Hill Wind Farm is located on the eastern shore of Lake Echo in the southern side of the Central Plateau of Tasmania and connects into TasNetwork’s transmission network at the adjacent Waddamana Substation.
Construction was completed in 2020 with installation of 48 Goldwind GW140 3MW turbines, each standing at 170 metres in height.
The site is fully operating with a local team of 9 undertaking site management, operation and maintenance work.
The project output of 144MW is equivalent to the consumption of approximately 63,500 Tasmanian homes, increasing the State’s renewable energy generation by approximately 5%, providing a significant contribution to the recent achievement of Tasmania’s target of becoming fully self-sufficient with renewable energy by 2022.
Cattle Hill Wind Farm Community Fund - Round Three open
Round Three of the Community Fund opened on 31st July. The closing date has been extended to 24th September. More information here.
Applications are welcome from local not-for-profit groups or organisations and local small businesses that will make a positive and enduring contribution to the local community through a specific project or program.
As a priority, communities supported are to be within the Central Highlands Local Government Area. Applications to support communities outside this area are welcomed and will be assessed on their merits.
A Successful Open Day at Cattle Hill Wind Farm
Cattle Hill Wind Farm hosted more than 80 guests at the recent Clean Energy Council (CEC) Open Day. The CEC Open Day is a chance for the Australian public to get up close and personal with renewable energy and this year, saw five projects across four states opening their gates to the public for a day of fun and informative activities.
“It was fantastic to be able to participate in the Open Day where we could showcase our project to our local community and answer any questions visitors had about wind power,” said Simon Williams, Operations and Maintenance Manager, Powerchina Australia.
“Feedback from attendees has been overwhelmingly positive, and the Cattle Hill Team should be recognised for hosting such a wonderful day – great work team,” said Helen Kennedy, Community Engagement Manager, Goldwind Australia.
“We all enjoyed a marvelous day out and were astounded at the size of your investment in such a wonderful renewable energy project, it was fantastic to see up close. Your team on site were excellent and answered the many questions thrown at them with all honesty and with obvious great knowledge and pride,” said Peter Shelley of Channel Men’s Shed.
“Many thanks for the wonderful tour. We really enjoyed it. The actual site, tour preparation, information and yummy lunch served by the Bothwell Bunnies was really appreciated. I learned a great deal. Everyone was very welcoming and prepared to talk. It was very informative,” said Susan Friend of Bothwell.
Cattle Hill Wind Farm Newsletter
The March 2022 edition of the Cattle Hill wind farm Newsletter is now available. Click here to read.