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Wind Prospect Pty Ltd

PO Box 110

Suite 10, 19-35 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy Victoria 3065

 Telephone:+61 3 9005 9075

melbourne@windprospect.com.au  

©2019 by Hexham Wind Farm

Community Engagement

The proposed Hexham Wind Farm is currently in an early stage of feasibility assessment however, Wind Prospect has commenced engagement with stakeholders and in particular those that live closest to the project. 

All households located within six kilometres of a proposed wind turbine location were door knocked during March this year and provided information about the project and feedback sought.  If residents were not home, a ‘sorry we missed you’ pack was left behind which included a newsletter and contact details.

 

The first newsletter has been issued to all residents and owners within 10 km of the proposed wind turbine locations. Wind Prospect staff would be pleased to meet with local residents, community members and other stakeholders to discuss the project. Please contact us to arrange a meeting or to discuss the project.

All feedback from this engagement activity will inform the project design. 

Supporting the local community

SPONSORSHIP FUND

A Sponsorship Fund of $20,000 per year has been established for the duration of the project development process to assist local community groups and organisations around the proposed wind farm. The fund is active now and is designed to support community groups to add or improve community services, programs, initiatives or facilities.

 

The Sponsorship Fund is being administered by Wind Prospect and will continue until the Community Benefit Fund commences at construction commencement. Guidance and feedback is being sought from the Moyne Shire Council and the local community to shape the design and eligibility criteria of this fund.

Sponsorship application forms and terms and conditions are available here.

BENEFIT SHARING PROPOSAL

Wind Prospect is proposing a number of mechanisms to share the benefits of the proposed Hexham Wind Farm with the local community. These programs are under development and are expected to include the following:

Neighbour Benefits Program

An annual benefit for eligible dwellings located up to six kilometres from an operational wind turbine.

 

Energy Cost Offset Program

An annual benefit for eligible dwellings located up to six kilometres from an operational wind turbine.

 

Community Co-Investment Program

An opportunity for members of the local community to personally invest in the project.

 

Community Benefit Fund

Annual grant-based funding of up to $1,000 per operational wind turbine, to be used for community initiatives and administered by a community committee.

More information on these programs is available here.

Have Your Say

Your input, feedback and views on the proposed Hexham Wind Farm are important. We genuinely want to hear what you have to say and your opinions can lead to improvements to the project design. If you are simply after more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch – that’s what we’re here for.

 

Wind Prospect has established the following lines of communication and encourage you to contact the Hexham Wind Farm team.

 

  • Toll Free Number: 1800 934 322

 

 

  • Local Community Presence: We have a dedicated local Community Engagement Officer you can contact on 1800 934 322

 

  • Information Sessions: Further project information sessions will be held as the project progresses. Details will be advertised prior to the event and posted on this website.

  • Project Opinion Surveys: Opinion surveys can be completed online at any time and can be accessed here. Alternatively, the survey can be downloaded here.

Personal information will be treated as private and confidential and will not be passed to any third parties not involved with the wind farm. 

Join Our Mailing List

Newsletters and media releases are distributed to share information with the local community and other stakeholders. If you wish to receive these communications, please provide your contact details.