Cattle Hill Wind Farm launches inaugural annual community fund
31 August 2021
Cattle Hill Wind Farm is pleased to announce the launch of their annual community fund that will see up to $120,000 worth of grants distributed each year benefiting many local community groups, foundations, clubs, and sporting associations.
Cattle Hill Wind Farm Operations and Maintenance Manager, Simon Williams, said the funding will help build strong and sustainable communities in the Central Highlands Government Area by providing part or full funding for causes and initiatives important to the local area.
“Cattle Hill Wind Farm is pleased to launch our annual funding that will financially support local community groups and organisations with their projects and initiatives that make a positive and enduring contribution to our local community,” said Mr Williams.
“Our annual community funding is part of our long-term partnership and support for the community where Cattle Hill Wind Farm operates.
“The yearly Cattle Hill Wind Farm community funding of $120,000, starting this year, will continue for the life of the project.
“All applications will be evaluated by a Community Fund Assessment Panel (CFAP) made up of six members including local community representatives and a representative from Cattle Hill Wind Farm.”
“We encourage local community groups to apply for funding for their projects and initiatives,” said Mr Williams.
Applications for the Cattle Hill Wind Farm Community Funding for 2021 closes 23 September.
Cattle Hill Wind Farm, now in its operational phase, currently employs nine full time local staff undertaking site management, operation and maintenance work.
The project was also recently recognised with the Clean Energy Council Innovation Award for its innovative avian aerial monitoring detection and control technology system called IdentiFlight that uses mounted optical units and computer algorithms to shut down wind turbines to avoid collision risk for the Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle.
For more information on Cattle Hill Wind Farm’s community investment funding including selection and assessment criteria and details on how to apply, please visit www.cattlehillwindfarm.com/community
About Cattle Hill Wind Farm
Cattle Hill Wind Farm, located on the eastern shore of Lake Echo in the Central Plateau of Tasmania, is a 144MW 48-turbine renewable energy project that can power approximately 63,500 Tasmanian homes, about 5% of Tasmania’s renewable energy generation capacity, contributing to Tasmania’s goal of becoming fully self-sufficient with renewable energy by 2022. Co-owned by Powerchina and Goldwind, Cattle Hill Wind Farm was developed, constructed, and is now operated by Goldwind. For more about Cattle Hill Wind Farm, go to www.cattlehillwindfarm.com
For further information, please contact:
+61 409 397 456