Compliance & Oversight
If granted the planning permit would include the conditions of approval that must be complied with in undertaking the development. The conditions cover matters such as construction, operation, and decommissioning. Monitoring of noise and some fauna would also be required.
The permitted wind farm MUST operate in compliance with ALL conditions stated in permit.
National Wind Farm Commissioner
The National Wind Farm Commissioner is an independent role appointed by the Australian Government, reporting to the Minister for the Environment and Energy. The Commissioner’s role is to receive and refer complaints from concerned community residents about wind farms, as well as promote best practices for industry and government to adopt in regard to the planning and operation of wind farms. The Commissioner will also provide greater transparency on information related to proposed and operating wind farms.