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.

 

Drop in sessions were held in the local community in late July 2020:

 

Hexham Old School

Tuesday, July 28 9am-1pm

 

Ellerslie Hall

Wednesday, July 29 11am-3pm

 

Caramut Hall

Thursday, July 30 1pm-5pm

 

Thank you to everyone who attended these drop in days.

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.

We are pleased to have made several allocations under this fund, including:

 

Hexham Community Association

$3,000

The Hexham Community Association will use its $3,000 grant to install an all abilities ramp at the entrance of the old school building. With the building dating to the 1800s, the installation of an all abilities ramp will provide improved access for all community members.

 

 

Ellerslie War Memorial Trust

$3,500

The Ellerslie War Memorial is updating its pathways, improving the viewing area and creating more seating. The Hexham Wind Farm has contributed $3,500 to establish an eight metre by eight metre concrete pad, to allow a flat area for locals and visitors alike to stand during the annual Anzac Day ceremony.

 

 

Food & Fibre Great South Coast

$5,000

The Great South Coast is Victoria’s largest food and fibre region, with the sector underpinning about 60 per cent of the region's economy and providing more than one in five jobs. Hexham Wind Farm has contributed $5,000 to the group’s campaign to attract young people to the variety of careers that exist in food and fibre.

Neighbour BENEFIT SHARING PROPOSAL

Wind Prospect is very pleased to share the proposed Neighbour Benefit Program for the Hexham Wind Farm. The program reflects feedback obtained since taking the concept to the project community in 2019. Please find the proposed program flyer here and don’t hesitate to be in touch if you would like to discuss the program further. 

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. 

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