Free family fun day to celebrate ten years of Codrington Wind Farm

3 June 2011

Pacific Hydro will this weekend mark the tenth anniversary of the Codrington Wind Farm with a day of family fun at Port Fairy on Sunday June 5, which is also World Environment Day.

“This is our opportunity to thank the local community for their ongoing support which has ensured that the Codrington wind farm has been such a huge success”, said Pacific Hydro’s general manager for Australia, Mr Lane Crockett.

The historic milestone marks not only ten years since Pacific Hydro’s first wind farm began operating, it is also marks the anniversary of Australia’s first private wind farm.

To celebrate, Pacific Hydro will be hosting a marquee filled with free family friendly activities at the Port Fairy Town Green from 10 am – 4pm. Included in the days excitement will be free tours to the wind farm by local tourism providers, Tim and Carmel Brady of Codrington Wind Farm Tours.

Community partners also participating in the festivities will be the Far West Friends of the Hooded Plover, the Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail Committee and the Friends of Pallister’s Reserve, who will run a range of fun activities for kids of all ages as well as displays and information explaining the wonderful work being done locally.

Mr Crockett invited anyone interested in sustainability to come along and enjoy the day.

“We are excited to reach this important milestone at the Codrington wind farm and we’d like to share our excitement by enjoying a fun day with the local community. We’d also like to say thank you for the ongoing encouragement and support from both local residents and the Moyne Shire Council.

“This is an opportunity to visit a wind farm and stand under the towers as they spin so don’t forget to bring the camera!” Mr Crockett said.

The Codrington Wind Farm 10 year anniversary Community Day is this Sunday June 5 at the Port Fairy Town Green from 10am – 4pm.

Bus tours will depart every hour on the hour from 10am. Tours are offered on a first in, first served basis. Please dress for the elements and wear closed toed shoes and long pants if coming on a tour. This is a free event.