In July 2010 the Hobart City Council commissioned a report from Environ Australia Pty Ltd to investigate the feasibility of a local government owned wind farm. The brief for the project can be downloaded here: wind farm project brief.
The final consultants' report has been completed. The Council resolved at its meeting of 14th June 2011 that the document be released, along with the committee report from the Director of Development and Environmental Services on what the next steps should be.
Copies of the report investigation of the feasibility of a local government owned wind farm have been sent to those councils in the State registering an interest in the project from the outset.
The Council has requested feedback from them, in particular some indication of the nature of any contribution (financial and other) that they might be willing to make to the progression of the idea of a 'local government owned wind farm'.
Attention is drawn to the important disclaimer provided by the consultants on the fly cover of their report.