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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

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 [...]

Where Where Wedgie Field Surveys

The workshop was headed up by Clare Hawkins (the program manager) and Tasmanian wildlife/raptor expert Nick Mooney (pictured) and 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 that [...]

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.