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 late 2019.

Latest News:

Work to Restart on Site at Cattle Hill Wind Farm Following Bushfires

Goldwind Australia announced construction of the Cattle Hill Wind Farm will restart on site in the Central Highlands of Tasmania following bushfires in the region.

See media release.

Transportation of Oversize Turbine Components 

528 loads of oversize turbine components will be transported from the Port of Bell Bay to the project site. The route will follow the Bell Bay Road, East Tamar Highway, Midland Highway, Highlands Lakes Road, Waddamana Road and Bashan Road to the project site. The loads will travel Monday – Saturday mornings each week, leaving the Port of Bell Bay between 2am – 6am and arriving at the project site between 9am and 11am.

The transportation of oversize components is expected to start in late February.

See here for more detail.

Local Information Centre Open in Bothwell 

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.