Financial, social and environmental capital from the community investment program
Generate cheap, clean energy right where it’s needed, for the port and community
Reinforce Fremantle’s identity as a forward-thinking community, with a proud heritage in the wind and water
Over $500,000 in engineering, approvals, and wind monitoring work has been completed and is available to our team to kickstart this project
Land access is *the* barrier to this project going ahead. The Fremantle Port Authority have decided not to allow us to lease the land, for reasons that have not been transparently communicated. Without land there isn’t a project to be built.
We've created an awesome and enlightening Frequently Asked Questions to answer your questions and concerns. We'd also love to meet you at our next community engagement (like Windy Beers!).
The eight circles of Fremantle Port land we need to lease is state-owned, but controlled by the FPA. We have support from politicians at municipal, state and federal levels. In all three parties. But some of them don't believe we have enough *community* support for this project.
Help prove them wrong: Write, email, question them in public forums (like radio shows) — tell them you support the FCWF, and ask how they'll help us make this dream a reality.
So many have heard of our project, but don't realise how wonderful its outcomes could be, or how simple the barriers are to making it happen. Help us raise awareness of this amazing opportunity at your community event, or local business. Contact us, and consider adding your details to our database of skilled potential helpers!
On 8 December 2014, the CEO of the Fremantle Port Authority was brought before the Estimates and Financial Operations Committee, to be queried for evidence supporting his opposition to a community-owned wind farm on state land at the port. Astoundingly, Mr Leatt-Hayter was able to answer at least five distinct questions with the same single […]
Our first Windy Beers (the Fremantle Community Wind Farm’s informal community get-together and update) for 2015 is happening at Clancy’s in Fremantle on Thursday Jan 15th from 6:30-8:00pm. Come along and meet the team including some new faces; chat and ask about the project; discuss your ideas; share some love; buy bumper or bin stickers; […]
note this event has been rescheduled to March due to Sven’s availability. Apologies for any inconvenience. Dear Fremantle Community Wind Farmers, One of our supporters, Sven Borg from the commercial abseiling company Spacechameleon Adventure Co (website/FB) has made us a generous offer. He will host an abseiling day in the hills at the usual price, but donate […]
Hello wind farmers! We haven’t mentioned this in a while, but we’re collecting a list of interested investors in our project. It will really help us demonstrate the seriousness of our proposal, and also help us coordinate any action required from all you potential investors! Can you please take a minute to add your interest […]
Windy Beers, the Fremantle Community Wind Farm’s informal community get-together and update is on again at Clancy’s in Fremantle on Thursday Sept 4th from 6:30-8:00pm. Come along to meet the team, chat and ask about the project, discuss ideas, buy bumper or bin stickers, and get a postcard to send to the Premier or Minister […]
On Saturday, over 150 members of community joined the FCWF at the beautiful and sunny WA Maritime Museum, to celebrate the launch of WindyKid, the awareness-raising, myth-busting video only possible due to YOUR generous crowd-funding. For everyone, whether at the launch or not, who have helped or continue to help your FCWF team move this […]