Silverton Wind Farm: Community

Community updates

Deliveries

  • First wind turbine components delivered – Thursday 7 December 2017
  • Transformer delivered – Tuesday 12 December 2017
  • First wind turbine installed – 15 December 2017


Community benefits

AGL is committed to keeping the community in the loop during the final commissioning and operation of the Silverton Wind Farm.

During the construction of the Silverton Wind Farm we had a peak workforce of approximately 150 jobs with a high context of local and regional involvement. Further details on the community benefits are available for review in the archived agendas, minutes and presentations from the Community Consultative Committee (CCC) in the documents tab above. The local community has also benefited from the 10 local full time jobs required for the maintenance and operation of the Silverton Wind Farm.

The project also provided the following community benefits:

  • Establishment of a community fund to assist in funding projects that provide benefits to the Silverton community.
  • Improvement in local infrastructure in the Silverton region.
  • Protection and improved management of sensitive local biodiversity including the tawny rock dragon and a previously unrecorded spinifex ecological community.
  • Improved security of electricity supply through diversification.

 

Community Engagement Plan

Our commitments

The Silverton Wind Farm Community Engagement Plan has been developed to provide a framework for how AGL, with the support of the main contractors GE-CATCON and Transgrid, intend to consult, engage and communicate with the community and stakeholders about the Silverton wind farm during the construction phase of the project.

The Community Engagement Plan has been designed to deliver on AGL’s commitments under our Community Engagement Policy (PDF) and to meet the relevant legal, regulatory and stakeholder obligations of the project.

Silverton Wind Farm Community Engagement Plan (PDF)


Community complaints

Community complaints are managed in accordance with the AGL Complaints Management Policy and the Silverton Wind Farm Community Engagement Plan. Formal complaints are recorded in the complaints register in accordance with the project approval.

Community complaints register (PDF)

 

Community Enhancement Program

The Silverton Wind Farm Community Enhancement Program has been prepared in accordance with requirements in the project approval which involved consultation with Broken Hill Council, the Silverton Village Committee and the Silverton Community Consultative Committee. The Program outlines AGL’s community enhancement commitments and how it can add value to the local community through the development and operation of the Silverton wind farm.

  • Silverton Community Fund (Silverton Local Community Investment Program)
  • Solar Silverton Program
  • Water Tank Program
  • Mobile Reception Program

 Silverton Wind Farm Community Enhancement Program (PDF)


Local Community Fund applications are now closed

The Silverton Wind Farm Local Community Fund invests funds back into the community by way of financial support for community based initiatives, projects and events that supports Silverton residents.

The Program aims to:

  • Deliver community wide benefits
  • Encourage innovation in and support for issues of community significance
  • Support the work of community organisations.

The Local Community Fund is run annually and awards funding for community initiatives within the Silverton NSW and surrounding area, of up to $15,000. Applications for funding will be assessed by AGL with input from members of the Silverton Wind Farm Community Consultative Committee.

When can I apply?

Applications for the latest round of funding opened at 9am Monday 1 May 2023 and closed at 5pm on Wednesday 31 May 2023.

How can I apply?

To apply for funding, complete the online application form. Please ensure that you have read and are familiar with the AGL guidelines before applying.

AGL will contact you regarding the outcome of your application.

For more information, contact AGLCommunity@agl.com.au or call AGL’s 24-hour complaints and enquiries line on 1800 039 600.

 

Wind Farms and Health

For Wind Farms and Health documentation, visit Silverton Wind Farm Documents.

 

Community Consultative Committee meetings

For Silverton Community Consultative Committee meeting documentation, visit Silverton Wind Farm Documents.