Burrendong

Epuron is a signatory to the Clean Energy Council’s Best Practice Charter for Renewable Energy Projects, which is a commitment to engage respectfully with communities, be sensitive to environmental and cultural values, and make a positive contribution to the regions in which we operate. We also recognise the importance of earning social licence for the project, which has been defined as a "level of acceptance or approval continually granted to an organisation's operations or project by the local community" (Boutilier and Thomson).

We look forward to working with the local community for this project and aim to engage widely, address concerns in a timely manner, and where practicable incorporate community input to deliver improved project outcomes and lasting benefits.

Community Consultative Committee

The Burrendong Wind Farm project has a Community Consultative Committee (CCC).

The important role of a CCC for State significant projects in NSW is outlined in the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment's CCC information page and CCC Guidelines.

The CCC provides an important forum for discussion between the project team and the local community, and helps to ensure local residents and stakeholders are:

  • Kept informed of the status of the project
  • Consulted on plans and proposed changes
  • Able to provide feedback on any issues that may arise

Members of the Burrendong Wind Farm CCC:

  • Garry West, independent chairperson, appointed by NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
  • Brad Bliss, stakeholder representative
  • Chris Pilley, stakeholder representative
  • Cr Sam Paine, Midwestern Regional Council representative
  • Heather Gough-Fuller, community member
  • Jacqui Coates, community member
  • James Mort, community member
  • Justin Gard, community member

Enquiries for the Burrendong Wind Farm CCC can be directed to Garry by email - garry.west@gbwconsulting.com.au

Links to presentations and minutes for CCC meetings below:

Burrendong Wind Farm - Presentation - CCC May 2021 Burrendong Wind Farm CCC Meeting 1 - Minutes Burrendong Wind Farm - Presentation - CCC November 2021

Project updates

Epuron issues project update newsletters in both mail and email formats. To sign up for email newsletters register here. To receive newsletters by mail please email the project team with your name, postal address and a request to be added to the mailing list.

Download copies of previous updates via the links below.

Burrendong Wind Farm Project Introduction - May 2020 Burrendong Wind Farm Update - September 2020 Burrendong Wind Farm Update - December 2020 Burrendong Wind Farm Update - September 2021 Burrendong Wind Farm Update - November 2021

Connect

Input from community members is welcome and valued.

Local information sessions during the planning process will give members of the community an opportunity to discuss the proposal with the project team. Questions and comments can be emailed to the project team or submitted via the project feedback form.