First workshop to discuss the Community Enhancement Fund

On Thursday 17 May 2018 at 6.30pm we held a community workshop at the Bushranger Hotel to discuss the proposed split fund concept for the Community Enhancement Fund. Thirteen people attended the meeting and contributed to a constructive discussion. 

Most community members in attendance expressed a preference for the split fund concept, while some felt they needed more information before forming a view.

You can read a written summary of the meeting discussions including questions and answers,

During the meeting there were a number of requests for additional information. 

Attachment A: Building Stronger Communities. Wind's growing role in regional Australia. Australian Wind Alliance.

Attachment B: Community Enhancement Fund Agreement. Upper Lachlan Shire Council and Collector Wind Farm Pty Ltd.

Attachment C: Gullen Range Wind Farm Community Fund Project Guidelines

Attachment C: Taralga Wind Farm Community Fund Project Guidelines

Attachment D: Map showing 10km radius of Collector Wind Farm

Attachment E: Capital Region Community Foundation (Greater Good). Fact Sheet.

Attachment E: Community Foundations Structure and Compliance Overview

It was agreed to hold a second workshop as part of an ongoing consultation and to welcome the involvement of more community members. 

Second workshop to discuss the Community Enhancement Fund

On Thursday 30 August 2018 at 6.30pm we held a second community workshop at the Collector Village Hall to continue the discussion about the proposed split fund concept for the Community Enhancement Fund.

All participants confirmed the preference for having two funds (i.e. a community-managed trust fund as well as the stipulated Council managed fund). 

The focus of this second workshop was to discuss the proposed structure for the community managed trust fund. Thirteen people attended the meeting and gave their views as well as useful feedback and ideas.

Read a written summary of the meeting discussions.

Third workshop to discuss the Community Enhancement Fund

On Thursday 22 November 2018, the third workshop built on feedback from the previous sessions to develop a draft Terms of Reference for the Community Enhancement Fund.

In line with the community’s preference, this will operate alongside the Council-managed fund, but be managed by local people.

The Terms of Reference will continue to be refined in consultation with the community in 2019, ready for the fund to begin operating after the wind farm starts generating power.

Read a summary of the discussion.

View the draft Terms of Reference.