Adam was our 2000th Facebook follower and came on board the day the Waubra community sent their petition to the Waubra Foundation. He’s living away from Waubra for a bit of the time now but is still very much part of the town.
His prize for being the 2000th follower was a free 12 month VicWind membership. Welcome to VicWind Adam!
“My connection to Waubra is that it’s my home town. I grew up there my whole childhood and played footy for the local club.
It’s a quiet little town where everyone looks after everyone where possible and before the wind farm came along no one really knew about Waubra at all other than it was just another little town that you pass through.
I was in and out of Waubra when the wind farm was getting built and the consultation period as I was completing an apprenticeship up at Albury/Wodonga at this time but was still coming back home to see family when I could.
My feeling for the wind farm was that it would be a good thing for the town. The company that was going to build it gave the town a chance to have a say on where and how they were building and how close to the town the towers were going to be etc.
These days I work in Western Australia doing a FIFO role as a field service diesel mechanic. I do a roster of 2 weeks on then come home for a week off which is good.
I get to see a lot of different places in WA. I am based in Karratha and I drive all around the Pilbara to places like Tom Price, Newman, Marble Bar and Port Hedland.
When I'm home on my week off I still like to play bowls for Waubra.”
Adam is pictured with partner Holly from Addington, also just next to the Waubra Wind Farm.