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.
The Cattle Hill Wind Farm team aims to keep the local community informed of the project status and timing, any significant activities or events, and community initiatives - see most recent media releases here.
If you have any enquiries about the project please contact us and one of the project team members will get back to you shortly.
Seeking Community Fund Assessment Panel Members
Cattle Hill wind farm is now seeking members of the local community to be part of the Community Fund Assessment Panel. Further details and how to apply can be found here.
Cattle Hill Wind Farm Community Fund
The Community Fund aims to share the benefits of Cattle Hill Wind Farm by investing in the communities around the wind farm. The Funds are intended to provide financial support for community-based initiatives, projects and events that produce lasting community benefit and reflect local priorities.
The annual allocation of funding is a voluntary contribution from Cattle Hill Wind Farm and will comprise of $120,000 per annum for the life of the project.
The inaugural round of the Community Fund will be announced shortly. Guidelines on how to apply and details on the timeframes will be available from this website and will be advertised locally through the Community Newsletter.