Wind Prospect is an environmentally and ethically driven organisation; and as such we are always mindful of minimising the impact of our wind farms on the local environment. This is a constant balancing act as we strive to meet the Federal Government's RET targets by working with the local community and our stakeholders.
Working with the Environment
- The impact on local bird populations is monitored throughout the operational lifetime of the wind farm; which allows comparisons between the presence and behaviour of species before, during and after construction of the wind farm.
- Habitat enhancement schemes are now a regular feature of our wind farm developments. Land can be set aside to encourage species into the area thereby offsetting any potential impacts of the wind farm.
Working with the Community
- We are responsible for establishing Community Funds that support the local community. These Funds are often used for kids' activities, local events, and the building of new facilities.
- Wind farms have a positive effect on the local economy through increased demand for local goods and services during the feasibility and construction phases of development. This can improve the self-esteem and spirit of the whole community.
- The creation of temporary employment during the construction phase of a wind farm development offers some individuals the opportunity to develop new skills and experience that could lead to specialist long term employment in the wind energy sector.
Working with Stakeholders
- Our ongoing communication and consultation is the key characteristic that defines our successful partnerships with landowners, manufacturers, private organisations, and energy suppliers.