Brendan McAvoy
Project Director – Crudine Ridge Wind Farm
Tel: 02 6100 2122
Tel: 1300 524 463

Mailing Address:

CWP Renewables

Ground Floor, Block E
34 Thynne St
ACT 2618


Community Consultative Committee

The purpose of a community consultative committee is to provide a forum for open discussion between representatives of the company, the community, the council and other stakeholders on issues directly relating to the project’s operations, environmental performance and community relations, and to keep the community informed on these matters.

The Minister for Planning has appointed the community members to the Crudine Ridge Wind Farm Community Consultative Committee.  The members are:

Michael Silver OAM
Independent Chair
Crudine Ridge Wind Farm CCC
P.O. Box 37, Gunnedah NSW 2380

P: 0427 723 747

Community Members
Andrew Hundy –  Primary Production
Esme Martens – Farmer, retired Engineer/Planner
Maxwell Price –  Farmer & Grazier
Owain Rowland-Jones –  Farmer
Ingrid Saywell – Architect/Planner/Environmentalist
Vera Tomlinson – Home Duties
Chontelle Roland – Jones (Alternate for Owain Rowland-Jones) – Farmer

Local Government Representative
Cr Alex Karavas Mid-Western Regional Council

CWP Renewables Representative
Brendan McAvoy – Project Director


Community Consultative Committee

Call for Nominations

Nominations are open for appointment of three community members to the Crudine Ridge Wind Farm Community Consultative Committee.

Positions are available for three people who live locally, or, are members of a stakeholder group (community, environment, Aboriginal or industry) to join the Crudine Ridge Wind Farm Community Consultative Committee.

Nominations are welcome from the community members not receiving any financial benefit from the project.

Your role as a committee member is voluntary.

You will be expected to contribute constructively to committee discussions, attend around four meetings a year, and communicate information about the Crudine Ridge Wind Farm project with the broader community.

For more information about the establishment and operation of CCCs, please visit

If you would like to apply, download a copy of the relevant nomination form   click here

or contact the Independent Chair, Michael Silver OAM, Independent Chair
Crudine Ridge Wind Farm CCC, P.O. Box 37, Gunnedah NSW 2380,

P: 0427 723 747


 Applications must be lodged by Monday, 4 May 2020. Please send applications directly to the Independent Chairperson.

Crudine Ridge Wind Farm Community Sponsorship

The Crudine Ridge Community Sponsorship Fund (CRWF), established by CWP Renewables, provides funding to local initiatives that benefit the Mid-Western Shire and Bathurst Regional Council areas are encouraged to apply.

The CRWF, CWP Renewables Community Sponsorship Fund supports initiatives that strengthen our local community, through programs that make a positive and lasting contribution and enhance the region.

Priority Areas for the Community Sponsorship Fund include:

  • Education and Training Initiatives;
  • Community Development Programs;
  • Health and Well being; and
  • Environmental Initiatives.

Applications are now open for the Community Sponsorship Fund.

Download the Application Form here.

Download the Funding Guidelines here.

Please read the guidelines thoroughly before applying.


Community Benefits Fund

A Community Benefits Fund has been established in the form of a Voluntary Planning Agreement with both Mid-western Regional Council and Bathurst Regional Council. The project will contribute over $160,000 to these funds each year for every year of operations. The funds will be split between the two councils according to the capacity of the turbines installed within each local government area. The funds will be allocated by Council for use in community projects and initiatives in accordance with their Community Plan.

To enquire about the Crudine Ridge Wind Farm, please fill out the contact form below.

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