Community Consultative Committee
Biala Wind Farm has formed a Community Consultative Committee or CCC.
The purpose of the CCC is to provide a forum for open discussion between representatives of the wind farm, the community, Upper Lachlan Shire Council and other stakeholders on issues relating to the wind farm. The CCC has an important role to play as the wind farm moves into the construction phase. It is important to us that we can hear from the community and let the community know what we are up to.
The first meeting of the Biala Wind Farm CCC was conducted on Tuesday, 21st July 2015. Meetings will be held throughout the wind farm’s construction and operational life. Minutes of meetings will be posted here after a meeting is held.
If you would like to be a member of the CCC or if you would like to attend to observe future meetings, then please contact the CCC’s independent chairperson, Nic Carmody. Nic can be contacted by email at [email protected]
The CCC will be operated generally in accordance with the “Community Consultative Committee Guidelines” issued by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. These guidelines can be viewed here.
The next CCC meeting will be held on Tuesday 14 November 2023.
Seeking expressions of interest for Community Representatives
The purpose of the Community Consultative Committee is to provide a forum for open discussion between representatives of the community, local council, Biala Wind Farm, and other stakeholders within the local community. The role on the CCC is voluntary and meetings are generally held four times per year.
Members of the community or local stakeholder groups can submit an expression of interest to join the CCC. Please note we currently do not have any vacant position, however we may do so in the future. Please feel free to submit a nomination form or you can request to attend as an Observer at our upcoming meetings.
Applicants must have the ability to:
1. Contribute constructively to CCC discussions
2. Attend all meetings
3. Communicate information about Biala Wind Farm between the CCC and broader community.
For more nomination information, please contact the Chairperson.
Nic Carmody 0429 354 582 | [email protected]
or download a nomination form here
or visit www.bialawindfarm.com
|Nic Carmody||Chairperson||[email protected]|
|Kath Cosgrove||Committee Member||(02) 4845 5153|
|Vince Heffernan||Committee Member||–|
|Paul Hewitt||Committee Member||[email protected]|
|Shane Laverty||Committee Member||–|
|George Shepherd||Committee Member||–|
|Jenifer Heffernan||Committee Member||[email protected]|
|Paul Culhane||Upper Lachlan Shire Council Representative||[email protected]|
Minutes of CCC meetings
Minutes will be uploaded when made available by the Chair of the Committee.
CCC Minutes: 9th February 2021
CCC Minutes: 17th November 2020
CCC Minutes: 15th September 2020
CCC Minutes: 28th January 2020
CCC Minutes: 22nd October 2019
CCC Minutes: 29th January 2019
CCC Minutes: 13th November 2018
CCC Meeting: 20th February 2018
The following CCC meetings took place before BJCE acquired Biala Wind Farm from Newtricity Developments Pty Ltd (Newtricity):
CCC Meeting: 3rd November 2016
CCC Meeting: 3rd December 2015