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Cattle Hill Windfarm moves schedule

Cattle Hill Wind Farm

There will be two convoys departing Bell Bay travelling to Cattle Hill (Waddamana) Monday to Saturday. Each convoy will consist of two big loads. The convoys may be spread over 200 metres, due to the size and length of the combinations and components.

The convoys are estimated to depart Bell Bay between 1:45 am and 4 am Monday to Saturday.
Some convoys may also depart from Breadalbane between 02:30 am and 4 am Monday to Saturday.

(Please note estimated departure, travel and arrival times may be subject to change due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances, Example; snow, fog, river flooding etc.)

All loads will leave the Midland Highway at Melton Mowbray and travel along Highland Lakes Road.

Schedule updates

Monday, Wednesday and Friday there are 2 convoys;

The first convoy generally consists of 2 blades and is estimated to:

  • Depart Bell Bay at 1:45 am
  • Leave the Midland Highway at Melton Mowbray before 5:30 am and
  • Be off the Highland Lakes Road at the Northern Waddamana Rd turn-off before 7:30 am.

The second convoy of two big loads arrives at Spring Hill on the Midland Highway between 5:30 am and 7 am:

  • Leaves Spring Hill at 7:40 am entering Highland Lakes Road after 7:45 am.
  • Stopping at Bothwell approximately 8:20-8:30 am.
  • Leaving Bothwell for Cattle Hill approx. 8:30-9 am.

Tuesday and Thursday

There are two convoys of big loads estimated to depart Bell Bay OR depart from Breadalbane between 2:30 am and 4 am.  Arriving at Spring Hill on the Midland Highway between 5:30 and 7 am.

  • The first convoy of two big loads leaves Spring Hill at 7:40 am entering Highland Lakes Road after 7:45 am.
  • Stopping at Bothwell approximately 8:20-8:30 am.
  • Leaving Bothwell for Cattle Hill approx. 8:30-9 am.
  • The second convoy of two big loads leaves Spring Hill at approximately 8:30 am.
  • Stopping at Bothwell approximately 9 am.
  • Leaving Bothwell for Cattle Hill approx. 9:30 am.

Saturday

There is one convoy of big loads estimated to depart Bell Bay OR depart from Breadalbane between 2:30 am and 4 am.  Arriving at Spring Hill on the Midland Highway between 5:30 am and 7 am.

  • The convoy of two big loads leaves Spring Hill at 7:40 am entering Highland Lakes Road after 7:45 am.
  • Stopping at Bothwell approximately 8:20-8:30 am.
  • Leaving Bothwell for Cattle Hill approx. 8:40-9 am

There are restricted passing opportunities to overtake the convoys along the route and should not be undertaken until directed by the rear Pilot/Escort operator.  Patience is requested from the travelling motorists.
The convoys will monitor traffic build-up, when and where safe to do so, pull over and direct traffic past.

Communication between the convoy vehicles, pilots and escort vehicles is usually carried out on UHF radio channel 40.

If you think you may be impacted by any of these moves, please refer to the ‘Big things on the move’ page to learn more about safely following a big things convoy.