See inside a wind turbine, learn more about renewable energy, and celebrate great local projects at the Sustainable Communities Day

27 October 2016

On Sunday 6 November 2016 Pacific Hydro will host a Sustainable Communities Day at Portland Community Garden.

This exciting free event will celebrate the growing number of community-led projects supported by Pacific Hydro’s Sustainable Communities Fund, demonstrate the marvel of renewable energy, and promote sustainable living.

“This is a great opportunity to see firsthand the important projects the Sustainable Communities Fund has supported”, Pacific Hydro CEO Michael Fuge said today.

“We are proud to present this fun day for families to learn more about our wind farms and sustainable living; whether that is growing your own food, getting involved in a local community group, or making the switch to renewable energy”, he added.

A presentation ceremony to celebrate the recipients of the 2016 Great South West Sustainable Communities Fund will be held at 1pm.

Other activities on the day will include:

  • Hands-on demonstrations at the CERES Mobile Energy classroom – generate your own electricity!
  • Free bus tours of the Cape Bridgewater Wind Farm, departing from the event hub at Portland Community Garden (online registration required)
  • Model turbine building and a colouring contest
  • Tours of the Portland Community Garden
  • Meet and pet the Portland District Therapy Dogs
  • A fundraising sausage sizzle and gourmet coffee van

The day will run from 11 am to 4 pm at the Portland Community Garden, 81 Henty Street, Portland. More information about the event is available on the Pacific Hydro website ( or by calling 1800 730 734.

An Australian wind industry first, Pacific Hydro’s Sustainable Communities Fund delivers a portion of revenue from each of our operational wind farms back into our local communities in an annual program. Since launching in 2005, the Fund has provided more than $2 million to over 600 sustainable projects across regional Victoria, NSW, and South Australia.




Media contact: Adam Chandler, Senior Project Leader Communications and Engagement, 1800 730 734

Download - A4 GSW Sustainable Communities Day Invitation