Cattle Hill 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.

Approvals have been received from Council, State and Commonwealth Regulators for the construction and operation of wind turbine generators and associated infrastructure.

The project will consist of 48 turbines, producing up to 150 MW of clean renewable electricity. Construction of the project is anticipated to commence in early 2018 and the wind farm is aimed to become fully operational in 2019.

Latest News:

Turbine Foundation Pours Underway at Cattle Hill Wind Farm

Concrete pouring of wind turbine foundations is now underway at Goldwind’s Cattle Hill Wind Farm in the Central Highlands of Tasmania.

Construction for the project is progressing smoothly with access tracks now constructed to over 26 wind turbine locations and four wind turbine foundations have now been poured, prior to the installation of 48 Goldwind advanced technology wind turbine generators.

See full media release here.

New technology to be trialed to protect eagles at Cattle Hill Wind Farm  

Goldwind Australia announced that it will be installing the innovative IdentiFlight aerial monitoring and detection technology system as one of the key initiatives to mitigate Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle impacts at Cattle Hill Wind Farm in the Central Highlands of Tasmania.

See full media release here.

Local Information Centre Now Open

An Information Centre for the project is now open in Bothwell. Community members are invited to drop into the Information Centre to learn more about the project and chat with Janet. Janet’s role is Local Community Relations Officer for the wind farm during the project’s construction period. Janet can explain the project and wind energy in more detail, answer your questions and give you the latest update on the project’s progress.

Opening hours for the Information Centre:

  • Wednesday 9am-12noon
  • Thursday 1pm-4pm
  • Friday 9am- 4pm
  • Or by appointment

The Information Centre is located at Shop A, 16 Patrick Street, Bothwell (behind Bothwell Garage).

Please contact us if you have any questions or comments on the project.