Edition 6
March 2020

The Spill
2020 Community Grants Program now open!

We offer grants of up to $5000 for not-for-profit community organisations based in Tasmania. These grants help fund projects that make a real difference for people and communities.

For the Latrobe Federal Band, it was as simple as needing new drums that were lighter and safer for their younger members to handle.

For more information on our Community Grants Program visit www.hydro.com.au/community/community-grants

Watch the band in action
Paddle Week 2020

The Cataract Gorge Extreme Race capped off a great finale to an awesome Paddle Week!

A big thank you to all the competitors and volunteers on the day. 

The standard was high this year, with some really close run heats (which made for great viewing!). The final winners were Dan Hall, Blake Miller, Kieren Black, and Scotty Hall.

Image credit: Andrew Hill

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Water, water everywhere...

How can some areas of the state be on drinking water restrictions when hydro water catchments are looking pretty healthy?  

To know more about how catchments work, and where your water comes from...

Find out here >

Revisiting Hydro's history and heritage

Olga Camp was one of a network of camps set up as part of the Gordon River Stage II power scheme. This camp has been decommissioned, but we're working to preserve the history and need your help. If you were there at that time, we'd love to hear from you.

Find out here >

See inside our Cambridge Workshop

Have you ever wondered how we work on the huge machinery we have in our power stations?

We’ve inviting you to come along and see 'behind the scenes' of our maintenance program.

Our workshop features specialised and unique tools and machinery that our talented crews use to undertake refurbishment and upgrades of key equipment and parts from our power stations.

Tour spaces are limited, so book now to avoid missing out!

Book here!
World Fly Fishing Championships 2019

At the end of 2019, Tasmania had the privilage of being the host of the World Fly Fishing Championships (WFFC). We welcomed professional fishing teams from across the globe, in what became an epic battle against nature.

WFFC highlights
King and Yolande Sustainability Review

We’ll be in Queenstown on 16 March to present an update on our sustainability review of the King and Yolande catchments, around Lakes Burbury and Margaret.

After our 2019 community consultation survey, we’ve put the West Coast community’s feedback at the centre of our thinking.

Find out more at the West Coast Community Services Hub, from 5-6pm. While we’re in town, on 17 March we’ll be visiting Mountain Heights School to roll out some real science for the students!

Find out more
Where to catch us out and about

King Island Imperial 20

Australia’s only coast-to-coast running event, the King Island Imperial 20, is 20 miles (32 kilometres) from Currie to Naracoopa on 8 March 2020.

Agfest 2020

We're excited to announce we'll be at Agfest this year (7-9 May 2020).

It’s the first time for us and as Tassie’s largest (and often muddiest) event, we can’t wait to see you there!

West: Out on the Edge exhibition

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s West: Out on the Edge exhibit closes on 10 May, so don’t miss this celebration of life on the West Coast. As one of the sponsors of this exhibition, we are incredibly proud of the rich hydro history that was forged in the west. 

You can still be a part of the exhibition by Instagramming your best West Coast pictures and using #TMAGwest.

And lastly, some thanks, farewells and welcomes…

Steve and Merrin Latham from the Wayatinah Tavern and Store retired in early February – after three years of great service for our employees and contractors – and the store is now being operated by Simon Kanan and his team, from the Pedder Wilderness Lodge.

And there are also new faces at the Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site. After 15 years of managing the site with her late husband Frank, Helen Cooper and long-term employee Bernadette Rogers have moved on. We thank them for all these years and welcome the new managers, Ian and Maureen McKeown. They’re hardly newcomers though – Maureen is returning to the place she grew up!

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