Community Overview

Biala Wind Farm is committed to supporting the community. Your feedback is very important to us. Please contact us if you would like to have a chat.

Community Consultative Committee has been established for the Project. The Community Consultative Committee (or CCC) is a committee made up of representatives from the Upper Lachlan Shire Council, the community and the wind farm. The CCC enables information sharing about the wind farm with the community as well as providing a forum for the community to raise issues and work together to find solutions.

Once operational, Biala Wind Farm will contribute approximately $90,000 per year into a Community Enhancement Fund for community projects.

In addition, Biala Wind Farm sponsors local events and community groups. In 2020, sponsorships  included the Crookwell Senior Green Devils Rugby League Club, the Gunning Arts Festival, the Australian Agricultural Centre’s bake-off competition and the 142nd  Crookwell Show.  Contact us if you would like to know more. You can see examples of our sponsorship on our news page.

During construction, Biala Wind Farm  teamed up with local community groups to host regular BBQs out the front of Crookwell IGA. Unfortunately, these are currently on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 100% of all donations raised go to the community group and we match every donation dollar for dollar. We have previously teamed up with Grabben Gullen RFS and the Crookwell Men’s Shed. Community groups interested in partnering with Biala Wind Farm, please call 1800 370 045 to find out more information.

Biala Wind Farm produces regular newsletters to inform the community on how we are progressing and what the next stages are.  Also, if you live nearby and are interested in receiving construction or project updates by text message to your phone, please contact us here.

Our team is dedicated to ensuring the local and surrounding community understands the Project. We appreciate that good communication can assist in minimising any inconvenience you might experience during the construction and operation of the wind farm.

Minibus tours run at our Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm have proved popular. If you would like to learn more about this tour of a wind farm and how to book click here.

Some added benefits from the Project include the refurbishment of roads in the area. Major roadworks have been completed on 2km of Kialla Road and along 7.3km of Range Road between the intersections with Kialla Road and Grabben Gullen Road. The upgrades involved replacing two causeways with culverts, widening, improving the pavement, constructing school bus stop areas and resealing the road.