Open State: Hepburn Community Wind Farm Tour
2040 Ballan-Daylesford Rd, Leonards Hill VIC 3461, Australia
Gates open from 12 pm - 2 pm for self-guided tour in and around the grounds and staff onsite to answer questions.
Self-guided tours inside the Turbines at 12.30 - 12.45 and 1.15 - 1.30.
Hepburn Wind: 2040 Ballan-Daylesford Road, Leonards Hill 3460 (8kms south of Daylesford)
No toilets available on site, please make arrangements prior to arrival.
Tour Australia’s first community-owned wind farm and learn about this innovative and award winning energy co-operative that has murals on its two turbines Gale and Gusto.
The 2010 members of Hepburn Windarethe owners and operators of Australia’s first community-owned wind farm, at Leonards Hill, south of Daylesford Victoria. Built in 2011, the group has a strong focus on; community engagement, regional economic benefits, local jobs, community empowerment and capacity building. The 4.1 MW wind farm hosts two turbines called Gale and Gusto, who produce enough clean energy for over 2000 homes. Hepburn Wind has received national and global awards for their unique project and became a Certified B Corporation in 2016.The community welcome Open State visitors to the farm to learn more about the project and their plans to be the first 100% renewable Shire in Australia.