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Heartland rally drivers race the wind

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AGL Energy
07 June 2019

There’s never been a more appropriate place to ride like the wind.

For the third year running, AGL’s Hallett Wind Farm played host to the Rally of the Heartland classic car race, with 60 classics rallying through stunning scenery – including a 40km stretch through the wind farm itself.

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Supported by AGL’s Hallett Wind Farm Community Fund, drivers and motorsport fans descended on the regional mid-north town of Burra. Drivers tested their skills in the 450 kilometres competitive event based in the Hallett/Burra/Mount Bryan area.

Supporting local events for the benefit of the community


AGL is committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. By sponsoring events such as Rally of the Heartland, AGL helps to contribute positive economic benefit by attracting tourists and visitors to the region.

‘AGL is proud to be naming rights sponsor of the 2019 AGL Rally SA - Rally of the Heartland,’ said Colin Mills, General Manager Gas & Renewables.

‘We have been an active part of the mid north region for well over a decade, and we pride ourselves in supporting local events and initiatives.

‘We’re especially excited about this unique opportunity to have classic cars race through our wind farms, which will provide a spectacular experience for drivers and spectators.’

Rally Director Ivar Stanelis said he was delighted that AGL had agreed to support the Rally SA event again.

‘This is a truly significant partnership. We’re thrilled to have a high-quality Australian brand like AGL supporting us.’

AGL hosted a community breakfast and lunch for several hundred people during the two-day rally event, which generated an influx of visitors to the local towns.

As well as providing incredible scenery for the drivers, the Hallett Wind Farms can generate enough clean energy to power about 175,000 average Australian homes and save approximately 770,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases each year.