The Wind and Solar project will bring significant investment into the area and we wish to share the benefits and opportunities with the wider community.
A Community fund of $200,000 every year will be established for use on projects or initiatives within the local region. The projects to receive funding will be determined by the committee comprising of a representative of the project owner and other volunteer representatives. The volunteer representatives can be members of the local community, representatives/officers of Isaac and Livingstone Council and representatives of project host landowners.
A public exhibition was held in September 2017, where members of the project team were on hand to discuss the project. A further exhibition was held in May 2018. We would like to thank all members of the public who attended. As the project progresses, we will hold further information sessions in Clarke Creek and additional construction supplier networking opportunities throughout the region.
Before and during construction, we will hold regular meetings with the community to ensure we are informing you of the works that will be taking place. Any questions you have about the project will also be able to be lodged through this website.
We have also had a couple of meetings and ongoing correspondence with the Clarke Creek Community Reference Group (CRG) and have been taking their feedback on board to deliver a better project. Following this feedback we have committed to trying to reduce the impact of the movements of the large loads on local road users.
In the first half of 2018, we conducted a survey of uses of the Marlborough-Sarina Road, specifically between Marlborough and approximately twenty kilometres north of Clarke Creek. We contacted all registered individual and organisations through this website and we also rang over 50 local transportation companies. In total we had over 35 responses.
Lacour is aiming to minimise the disturbance to other road users from the construction period as much as possible.