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 24 September 2024.


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.

Selection Criteria
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


CCC Members

Name Position Contact
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: 06 March 2024

CCC Minutes: 14 November 2023

CCC Minutes: 18 April 2023

CCC Minutes: 03 November 2022

CCC Minutes: 19 May 2022

CCC Minutes: 25 November 2021

CCC Minutes: 13th May 2021

CCC Minutes: 9th February 2021

CCC Minutes: 17th November 2020

CCC Minutes: 15th September 2020

CCC Minutes: 23rd June 2020

CCC Minutes: 28th January 2020

CCC Minutes: 22nd October 2019

CCC Minutes: 20th August 2019

CCC Minutes: 28th May 2019

CCC Minutes: 29th January 2019

CCC Minutes: 13th November 2018

CCC Meeting: 22nd May 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: 11th May 2017

CCC Meeting: 3rd November 2016

CCC Meeting: 3rd December 2015 

CCC Meeting: 27th August 2015

CCC Meeting: 21st July 2015


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