Come and visit the State Coal Mine, Wonthaggi for an update on its 91kWh Solar PV array and 41 kWh Battery Storage System, an overview of mining-related items on show at the facility and a relaxed lunch at the café.

The Cape is designing and building a 230 home community of energy efficient, all electric, solar powered gas-free homes, averaging 8 Star efficiency, with some residents achieving zero energy bills. Passive design helps the homes maintain year round stable temperatures with minimal heating and cooling. Some residents have long range electric cars. Homes feature a minimum of 10,000 litre rainwater tanks for toilet flushing and watering gardens. The Cape is also building a very large, water efficient community urban farm.

Seats are limited, so please register the number of people in your group, and inform us of cancellations.


George Fairlie

George Fairlie, a solar system specialist and board member of the Energy Innovation Co-op will tell us how the solar system has performed, plans for the future and answer our questions.

Braxton Laine

Parks Victoria Ranger in Charge

Brendan Condon  

Brendan is a sustainability innovator who has helped design and develop The Cape, as well as growing, planting and maintaining millions of plants in biodiversity restoration projects, stormwater wetlands and waterways across Victoria. Brendan is focused on creating a better designed, more efficient, lower cost and more sustainable society that is able to meet the challenges of the future.

State Mine Wonthaggi Solar Generation –

The Cape –

FoodCube –

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