Meeting Presentation - 23 October 2014

Report
Silverton Wind Farm
Community Consultative Committee Meeting | 23 October 2014
Agenda
1. Welcome
Confirmation of March meeting minutes
Review previous meeting actions
2. Minister Kevin Humphries
3. AGL’s power development changes
4. Silverton Village Committee AGL meeting
5. Project status update
6. Department of Planning NSW community
consultation changes
7. Other business
8. Next meeting and close
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1. Review previous meeting actions
Action item
CCC
Status Who
Meeting
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On behalf of CCC members, to remind media representatives
about the protocols for interviewing and quoting CCC
members when speaking to the media
October
2013
Ongoing
KE
2
AGL to provide an answer about the 6 km turbine setback at
the next meeting
February
2014
Open
NC
4
AGL to provide an answer on the following question:
If there are road closures during construction and people
need to use the road, will motorists be fined?
February
2014
Open
NC
5
AGL to send out hardcopies of the TMP when it becomes
available
February
2014
Open
HO
6
AGL to look into court cases relating to property values and
wind farms
February
2014
Closed
HO
7
AGL to investigate a new species of lizards noted in the area
and whether or not this affects the project
February
2014
Open
NC
8
AGL to pass on contact details to PP for letter to AGL from
Silverton Village Committee
February
Closed
HO
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Turbine setbacks
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2. Minister Kevin Humphries
›
Address
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3. AGL’s power development changes
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› AGL has dissolved it’s power development team
› A new AGL Project Management Office has been established
› Scott Thomas is now General Manager for the transitioning of AGL
Macquarie (NSW) power plant
› Mark Stephens is the Head of the Project Management Office reporting to
Doug Jackson, Chief Operating Officer
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4. AGL’s meeting with Silverton Village
Committee
› RET status
› Turbine setback request
› Areas of Silverton that could benefit from the wind farm; community
fund, increased visitor numbers and tourism opportunities, reservoir,
solar packages
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5. Modification of Minister’s Approval - project
extension
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› Condition 2.2A states:
› ‘Prior to the construction of turbines, the Proponent shall submit a plan of
the final turbine number and layout for the approval of the Director-General.
The plan must be developed in consultation with Trade & Investment –
Crown Lands, leaseholders and the CCC. The plan must include
photomontages and demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Director-General
how the visual impacts have been reduced, including by maximising the
distance from dwellings, tourist development and other sensitive receivers.’
https://majorprojects.affinitylive.com/public/e3a805a1eef4724dbdf483edebe4
45a8/14.04.11_Signed_Mod%201%20Project%20Approval.pdf
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5. Project status update
› RET update
› Traffic Management Plan
› Bypass road
› Rock and sand quarries
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6. Department of Planning NSW wind farm
assessment changes (15 September 2014)
› Wind farm development applications will now automatically be referred to an
panel of independent experts for determination – Planning Assessment
Commission
› Considered a more open and transparent process, to avoid the possibility of
proponents appointing members to CCCs who may have an undue bias
› Aims to ensure independence
› Gives control to communities, maximising their opportunity to participate
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7. Other business
› Questions from group and observers?
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8. Next meeting and close
› Next meeting:
› Date
› Time
› Location
› Frequency
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