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
Crudine Ridge Wind Farm CCC
P.O. Box 37, Gunnedah NSW 2380
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 two community members to the Crudine Ridge Wind Farm Community Consultative Committee.
Positions are available for two 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, 9 March 2020. Please send applications directly to the Independent Chairperson.
CCC Minutes are publicly available for download
- Meeting 1 – 12 February 2013
- Meeting 2 – 15 July 2013
- Meeting 3 – 9 December 2013
- Meeting 4 – 29 April 2014
- Meeting 5 – 5 March 2015
- Meeting 6 – 27 May 2016
- Meeting 7 – 4 May 2017
- Meeting 8 – 14 September 2017 Presentation from the 8th CCC meeting
- Meeting 9 – 7 December 2017 Presentation from the 9th CCC meeting
- Meeting 10 – 26 April 2018 Presentation from the 10th CCC Meeting
- Meeting 11 – 10 July 2018 Site Construction Flyer
- Meeting 12 – 4th October 2018
- Meeting 13 – 3rd May 2019
- Meeting 14 – 27th August 2019
- Meeting 15 – 12th November 2019
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.
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.
Newsletters provide the broader community with updates at key Project milestones.
- Newsletter 1 – 7 March 2011
- Newsletter 2 – 13 July 2011
- Newsletter 3 – 28 February 2012
- Newsletter 4 – 30 July 2013
- Newsletter 5 – 29 Nov 2013
- Construction Newsletter 1 – February 2019
- Construction Newsletter 2 – May 2019
- Construction Newsletter 3 – November 2019
- Construction Newsletter 4 – March 2020
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