Many people would be familiar with the newly constructed Granville Harbour wind farm on the west coast. This project showed how such projects can make a material difference to the local community, as well as the broader regional economies of the west coast and the north west.

The project directly injected some $300m into the Tasmanian economy, with the indirect effect consultants and transporters. It also gave the town of Zeehan a big lift, pushing cash through the economy via accommodation, retail, food and beverage, even pop-up coffee carts.

The project showed what can be done – but there is potential to do so much more.


Our aim is to Advance the West and North West of our state. To promote and coordinate regional capabilities, skills, and trades to gain the best, long-term, sustainable regional benefits from the emerging and exciting renewable energy industry.

Join us in Advancing the West and North West region.