Community Benefits

Community Ownership

At Winterbourne, we are giving the local community part of the ownership of the project.  As part of an innovative community ownership and revenue sharing arrangement, turbine hosts, easement owners and project neighbours will be invited to become involved in a 5% project stake held by WalchaWind Pty Ltd at no cost to them.  In turn, WalchaWind has committed to sharing the benefits it receives 50%:50% with the broader Walcha community.  We believe this model will deliver durable financial and social benefits to the community and ensure the long-term success of the project.

The Benefits

The project will deliver significant benefits to the New England region and local communities, including

Significant investment in the New England region

Opportunities for local contractors and businesses

Up to 300 new jobs expected to be created during construction

Around 16 long-term service and maintenance jobs created during project operation

Development of new skilled labour in the region within the growing renewable energy industry

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