Tilt Renewables and NewEn are committed to taking a flexible approach to consultation that will seek to understand the communication and consultation needs of the community and respond to these. We are committed to open and honest dialogue with all stakeholders, with an aim to build strong connections with the community and enhance community acceptance and trust in all projects, and in the renewable energy industry as a whole.
We will provide opportunities for the community and stakeholders to ask questions, provide feedback and ideas, and participate in decision making. We will share timely responses and feedback to the community’s concerns, with the intention of using this feedback to positively influence the development of the project where possible.
We will welcome your feedback if you have any concerns or believe you can provide local insight into matters which we should address through the development of the project.
Tilt Renewables and NewEn are committed to enhancing its host communities by offering community benefits for all our projects, including the Bushy Creek Wind Farm.
We will work with the community to inform an appropriate Benefit Sharing Plan to ensure any funding is distributed in a way that addresses key social, economic and environmental needs in the region, and that is sustainable and supported by the community.
As part of the development of a Benefit Sharing Program for the Project, the landholders, Tilt Renewables and NewEn are committed to developing a community investment fund, run by a community-led group, to support local initiatives, clubs, associations and needs in the region.
The community fund will be developed when construction of the Project commences and will operate for the life of the wind farm. Further information relating to benefit sharing will be communicated progressively.
Additionally, there will be a specific Neighbour Agreement Program associated with the Bushy Creek Wind Farm.
Tilt Renewables and NewEn are committed to providing a Neighbour Agreement Program with the objective of engaging with residents with a dwelling within 2km of a turbine. The details of the Neighbour Agreement Program will be determined following initial engagement with immediate neighbours to the wind energy facility. The program will be eligible to dwelling owners within 2km of a final turbine location.
Consultation on this will commence as soon as the time is appropriate, and the Program will be implemented following construction.