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!
Windy Beers (the Fremantle Community Wind Farm’s informal community get-together and update) is happening at Clancy’s in Fremantle on Thursday July 23rd from 6:30-8:00pm. Lots of reasons to come and chat: – the potential sale of the Port – what does it all mean? – congratulatory back-slapping for the success of our recent Rottnest wind farm mockumenary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wjz7vwgn9ao – consolations […]
Come along to this volunteer strategy co-creation workshop develop some actionable ideas, link up with fellow passionate individuals and start on action plans. Where: Fremantle Council Chambers Reception Room, 8 William Street, Fremantle When: Saturday 14 March, 2pm – 5pm Bring: nibbles to share if you can RSVP: email firstname.lastname@example.org (clicking go on the facebook […]
Windy Beers (the Fremantle Community Wind Farm’s informal community get-together and update) is happening at Clancy’s in Fremantle on Tuesday March 10th from 6:30-8:00pm. Lots of reasons to come and chat: – We’ve been in the news a whole lot in the past two months, so come along to find out why, and how it’s […]
The West Australian published an article last Saturday about our project on the cover of the Agenda section (if you missed it, read a scan here). The article was well-written, and the journalist Kate Emery sought comment from key players. Dean Nalder, Minister for Transport and responsible for the Fremantle Port Authority, had this to say: “The […]
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; […]