Wind farm developments:
Sites under investigation include:
- High Road
- Ben More
- Mt Emerald
- Windy Hill 2
- Mount Hill
What are we investigating?
We will investigate the potential impact of the wind farm on the environment and community. Studies will be prepared by expert consultants looking at a wide range of social, environmental and economic issues, including:
- flora and fauna assessment, including the potential for impacts on birds and bats;
- noise assessment to understand the potential impacts on neighbouring residences during construction and operation;
- visual impact assessment, including preparation of photomontages and shadow flicker analysis;
- cultural heritage assessment, including consultation with the local Aboriginal community;
- traffic impact assessment;
- aeronautical impact assessment; and
- telecommunications interference studies.
The scope of this work will be guided by the relevant planning and environmental assessment requirements and other best practice guidelines. These investigations, together with the information and views gathered from the community and government, will be considered in the design of the wind farm and the associated access tracks, substation and electricity grid connection.
What opportunities are there for community input into this process?
We have a proud history of developing positive long-term relationships with the communities in which we work. We see this is a two-way process. Gaining local knowledge and understanding community views will be important considerations for us in undertaking the various technical studies and assessing the potential of the site to host a wind farm. We are committed to involving the community throughout the development process and we undertake to provide information in a timely and transparent manner.
We expect that the local community will have a range of views about this project and we anticipate that these views will allow us to develop the best project possible.
There are a number of ways that you can gain information on the project and contribute to the development process, including:
- Community open house information days: Community information days will be held in each locality as the planning process for that project progresses. We will advertise any community information days well in advance and will work to ensure all interested parties have a chance to find out more and share their views on a project
- Regular community newsletters, which will be produced periodically through out the development and construction phases of the project, and will be available via www.windfarms.net.au
- Representatives are available at request for one-on-one meetings with interested or concerned parties
Level 13, 111 Pacific Hwy, North Sydney 2060 Australia
Email: Anthony Yeates