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Royal Flying Doctor Service Gets to the Root of Health Problems

School children, aged care residents and families in rural and remote communities throughout Tasmania are having their dental needs addressed by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Mobile Dental Program by utilising a very special vehicle supplied by Woolnorth Renewables. The custom-designed truck is the first of its kind in Tasmania – a $350,000 mobile dental clinic that simply parks [...]

Boutique Tassie Scallop Fiesta

More than 600 people enjoyed a successful 2020 Tassie Scallop Fiesta, proudly sponsored by Musselroe Wind Farm, in what was one of the first public events held in Tasmania post coronaviris lockdown. The cap on the size of the crowd imposed by Public Health Authorities took account of 500 people outside on the Village Green and 154 in the hall [...]

Smithton Basketball Club

The Smithton Saints have teams in the Senior Mens, Senior Ladies and several junior age groups ranging upwards from 5 year olds. Support such as that from Woolnorth Renewables allows the club to provide young players with development opportunities and send junior teams to tournaments. Highly skilled players brought to the club and into the community not only improves the [...]

Bridport Surf Life Saving Club Nippers

Sponsorship from Woolnorth Renewables enabled the BSLSC to purchase much needed equipment and to deliver additional Nippers sessions throughout the 2019-2020 season. The Nippers program is aimed at children from 5 to 12 years and is a wonderful program for growing children’s confidence. It ran from late December through to March with over 40 Nippers learning valuable water and beach [...]

Musselroe Wind Farm to Trial Australian First Technology

Woolnorth General Manager Stephen Ross said this is Robin Radar Systems' most up-to-date model, with a number of improvements that make it highly effective for wind farm use. 'This technology is an avian-specific radar, which allows remote monitoring of birds in the landscape and can initiate the shutdown of turbines, ' Mr Ross said. 'It provides full 3D coverage from [...]

University of Tasmania’s Springboard to Higher Education Bursary

The program aims to encourage recipients into senior secondary school in the first instance and then into tertiary study. Woolnorth Wind Farm has been involved in the program since 2013 providing funding of more than $200,000 to 26 students. One student from each of Smithton High School, Scottsdale High School, Circular Head Christian School and St Helens District High School [...]

Clean Energy Open Day 2019

Where –Studland Bay Wind Farm, 1277 Woolnorth Road, Woolnorth. From Smithton head 36km West toward Woolnorth on Woolnorth Road. The entrance is on the LHS and look for the open day signage. The wind farm access is gravel and restricted to a 60km/hr speed limit. How to get there – either drive your own vehicle by following the directions above or catch [...]

Rail Trail Run and Ride 2019

On August 17-18 the Scottsdale Rotary Club, for the second year, put on the Rail Trail Run and Ride.  Over 250 competitors either ran or rode along the picturesque North-East Rail Trail between Scottsdale and the Billycock.  From a grueling 54km ultramarathon to a 2km race, the event gave everyone the opportunity to get active.  Well done to everyone who [...]

Tassie Scallop Fiesta

Winter in Bridport Tasmania is usually quiet.  But on August 4 2019 the town came alive with a few thousand people attending the second Bridport Innovations Tassie Scallop Fiesta.  Musselroe Wind Farm supported the first event in 2018 and again we provided financial support to this year's event.  We look forward to supporting the event in 2020.  Left shows event [...]

Where Where Wedgie Field Surveys

Woolnorth hosted a workshop at Musselroe Wind Farm on April 29, 2019 to help prepare participants for the field surveys as a part of the Where Where Wedgie project.  The workshop was headed up by Clare Hawkins (Program Manager) and Tasmanian wildlife/raptor expert Nick Mooney (pictured).  Overall we had an informative evening with a diverse group of enthusiastic citizen scientists.  [...]

Pony Club Tasmania State Trials 2019

The Championship consisted of dressage, show jumping and cross country phases in Grades 1, 2 and 3. The competition displayed the rider’s ability over the three disciplines with a test requiring courage, determination and all round riding ability and careful systematic training of the horse. Sponsor’s signage was placed at strategic spots around the cross country course. A professional Victorian [...]

Veteran Car Club Crack Plug Run

From February 27 to March 7 a convoy of the worlds oldest cars completed what has been named the Crack Plug Run, organised by the Veteran Car Club of Australia (Tas).  The event saw 28 of the worlds earliest model cars, some of which have just a couple of examples left, drive the long and rugged road from the Musselroe [...]

2018 Bridport 10+ Fun Run

The run is held on the Bridport Walking Track in Tasmania which circumnavigates Bridport the ‘Village by the Sea’. It is the Prettiest Fun Run under the sun! Participants Run or walk through the river-forest track, along the Wildflower Reserve and finally over the stunning foreshore of Bridport. It's $10 registration on the day from 8:00am to 9:45am. 12 to [...]

Where? Where? Wedgie!

As a part of the Where? Where? Wedgie! program Andrew Hughes, (Bookend Trust Education Manager) visited us up in the north east to find out a bit more about eagles and wind farms. Here's the video of what we got up to. More about the expedition class part of the Where? Where? Wedgie! program can be found here. [...]

Eyes to the Sky Across Tasmania

Where? Where? Wedgie Workshop Wednesday 16 May at 4:30pm 558 Little Musselroe Rd, Cape Portland (MUSSELROE) Learn more, and meet others everyone involved in your area by coming to the workshop! Learn about the aims, methods and science behind Where? Where? Wedgie! Gain and/or share skills in identifying birds, and ideas about how to make this statewide survey of Tasmania’s [...]

Grammar School Visit to Musselroe

The students were provided with the opportunity to learn about the Musselroe operation, how the wind turbines work and what contribution the operation makes to Tasmania’s renewable electricity generation (and the National Energy Market). The students constructed and assembled mini - wind turbines under the guidance of our Site Supervisor and got them generating electricity (powering a string of LEDs) [...]

Circular Head Show

The Stanley Recreation Ground and outlying buildings are a valuable asset for the community and are a legacy to voluntary dedication. It has been the devoted committees, the community support and the generous sponsors that have ensured the success and continuation of this annual event.Woolnorth Wind Farms are proud to sponsor the Entertainment Area with musician Rino Morea at the [...]

Scottsdale Show

Woolnorth Wind Farms are proud to sponsor the Friday night entertainment in 2017 Scottsdale offers an annual country style show featuring the region's agricultural diversity and charm which is set in a rural back drop of patchwork fields and beautiful mountain ranges. The show runs over two days showcasing the home craft pavilion, equestrian events, shearing demonstrations and chopping events, [...]

Mayhem and Madness

The major race for the day was the Super Multi (minimum 12 people to a raft – I think we doubled this number) over 7 km of tough and technical low water rafting. The race left the adults bruised and panting and the kids with grins from ear to ear. No podium positions this time but there were plenty of [...]

Mt Fyans Public Display

The project team was on hand to discuss the proposal and answer questions with maps, photos and other information on display. Sixty-six adults, representing a good cross section of the community attended the display over two days. Community response was positive, and there was general support for the wind farm and opportunities it may generate for the local economy. Community [...]

Potential Devil Release at Musselroe Wind Farm

The first two releases at Narawntapu and Stoney Head proved successful leading to a third release planned for the Musselroe Wind Farm to Mt William region. Woolnorth Wind Farms has a unique involvement with the Tasmanian devils as its operational sites are found within the most resistant (Bluff Point and Studland bay Wind Farms) and most susceptible populations (Musselroe) to [...]

Mannalargenna Day

Many Tasmanian Aboriginal people can trace their lineage back to Mannalargenna, a revered warrior and clan-leader during the island state's colonial settlement. He was also one of the key negotiators and diplomats involved in convincing Aboriginal people to leave their country and travel to Wybalenna on Flinders Island in 1834 rather than continue suffering attacks from the British settlers. In [...]

Vertical Rescue and Response Exercises

The exercises put the site team and the TFS specialists through their paces to rescue live and dummy patients from various parts of the wind turbine including the tower, the nacelle and out of the nose cone at the centre of the 45m long blades. The 2 days of training was also attended by Cameron Tanner from Tasmania Police and [...]

Tasmanian Devil Program

These surveys have been conducted for a number of years now, with the Bluff Point and Studland Bay wind farms representing a strong hold for the species, where facial tumour disease is yet to be recorded. In total, 110 devils were trapped during the week long campaign, with none showing signs consistent with facial tumour infection. During the trapping surveys, [...]

Graze the Region Dinner

Television personality and celebrity chef Massimo Mele was the guest chef for the inaugural dinner at Smithton’s Tall Timbers. “Graze the Region Dinner, for me, is all about re-discovering Tasmania’s North-West Coast. Meeting the local farmers and working with their produce is something I am really looking forward to. The opportunity to do this in my home state makes it [...]

Scottsdale Show

The annual agricultural show at Scottsdale is the showcase for the region's agricultural diversity and wealth. With a combination of serious competition and light entertainment, the show acknowledges the hard work and skill of primary producers, hobbyists and students providing a venue for rural families to socialise. Competitions include Homecraft Exibits, Yard Dogs, Wood Chopping, Shearing, Horse Events and Cattle.

UTAS Springboard to Higher Education Bursary Program

The Springboard to Higher Education program, established in 2002, is an initiative of the UTAS Foundation. The program seeks to redress the significant levels of educational disadvantage amongst rural and urban ‘at risk’ and financially disadvantaged young people in Tasmania. Its intent is to encourage recipients into senior secondary school in the first instance and then into tertiary study.

Peter Waddle Memorial Rally

The Veteran Car Club of Australia (Tasmania) celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2016. The Tasmanian Club is an all embracing club and provides for all vehicles 30 years old and older. In order to attract the veteran vehicles they hold one specific veteran event each year, known as the Peter Waddle Memorial Rally.

Twilight on the Duck Australia Day 2016 Event

Woolnorth Wind Farms are pleased to provide sponsorship for the Children’s area at the 2016 Twilight on the Duck Festival. The event showcases Circular Head's local produce, talent and uniqueness. 'Twilight on the Duck' offers low cost family entertainment and competitions, live music, great food and a spectacular twilight show. Activities such as the 'Duck Race', the 'Duck Dash' foot [...]

North East Rivers Festival

The North East Rivers Festival based in Derby and grew on the back of the iconic Derby River Derby. The Festival now offers 11 different events over 2 big weekends in October each year. The Committee has packaged up fun family orientated events in varied parts of the Municipality.

Stacks of Good

The manual hydraulic stacker from Woolnorth Wind Farms was recently donated to SecondBite, a charity that distributes surplus fresh food to community food programs around Australia. Valued at $1500, the machinery was used within the company for the stacking of store goods on the Bluff Point Wind Farm.