Recent Major Investments

Musselroe Wind Farm

Commissioned in 2013, the Musselroe Windfarm is a $450 million investment by Hydro Tasmania of 56 wind turbines with a generating capacity of 168 MW – Tasmania’s largest wind farm. A new transmission connects the wind farm to the electricity grid at Derby.  Wind has been monitored at Musselroe site since the early 1980s and this data suggests that the area’s wind resource is world class.  The site includes a Visitor Centre and is one of the very few wind farms where visitors can get 'up close and personal' with the turbines as the road winds among them.


DSTO's food and nutrition sciences research facility Scottsdale major multi-million dollar upgrade.

For 60 years the Tasmanian-based laboratory has been providing scientific research and technical expertise to develop and maintain feeding systems aimed at achieving peak performance and optimum fitness for Defence personnel in all operational environments – at home and away. It delivers quality food and nutrition advice based on extensive research and development, develops prototype ADF rations and produces freeze dried meals.

With the $18.7 million redevelopment completed, DSTO Scottsdale is now geared to deliver new levels of support to ensure the Australian Defence Force has the food required to operate at peak cognitive and physical performance in a range of military operations.

DSTO Fact Sheet


Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails Network

The Blue Derby Mountain Bike (MTB) Project is a $3.1 million joint initiative between Dorset and Break O'Day Councils, assisted by a $2.5 million grant from the Federal Government to construct an 80 km network of trails at Derby and within the adjacent Blue Tier Forest Reserve, in the stunningly beautiful north-east corner of Tasmania.  Read more.....