Tilt Renewables' pre-lodgement consultation on the proposed modifications to the approved Liverpool Range Wind Farm project ran over three days in Coolah and Cassilis.
The event combined face-to-face consultation with virtual meetings, with the team in Melbourne and webinars on topics such as noise and visual impact, including Q&As. The consultation activities tried to cover it all.
The timing of the three days allowed for community members to attend during the day or after work.
Attendance in-person was balanced and steady, while attendance of the webinars drew attendees online and at the consultation venues.
Overall, while attendance numbers were low, Tilt Renewables was pleased to report feedback from all three days was either balanced or generally positive.
Community members who either had questions or concerns about the project felt they were provided with adequate tools to inform their opinions.
If you were unable to attend the consultation days, all of the information material that was at the sessions, including the webinar recordings, is available on the Liverpool Range Wind Farm website liverpoolrangewindfarm.com.au, under "What is in the Proposed Modification Application".
Alternatively, you can explore the deep-dive dedicated website that Tilt Renewables built to assist the community in understanding the proposed modifications, and how they compare to the approved project, via modification.liverpoolrangewindfarm.com.au
The Liverpool Range Wind Farm project is located across three local government areas with wind turbines proposed within the Warrumbungle and Upper Hunter Shire Council areas, between the townships of Coolah and Cassilis, and a transmission line proposed to connect into the national grid further to the south of the site, within the Mid-Western Regional Council area.
Developed initially by Epuron beginning in 2009, the Liverpool Range Wind Farm received planning approval for up to 267 turbines in March 2018.
In early 2019 Tilt Renewables acquired the project from Epuron and since then we have been working on refinements to the layout to progress the Project towards construction.
There have been significant advancements in wind turbine technology since the 2018 approval.
The latest turbines, while larger, are more efficient, meaning the project could be built with fewer turbines while powering more homes with clean energy.
Tilt Renewables will be lodging the modification application report this month with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. For more information, phone 1800 WE TILT (938 458).