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Trustpower have now commenced our community and stakeholder engagement activities that will help to shape the final project feasibility and design. This engagement process is outside of and will precede the official consultation process to be undertaken by the Mid Murray Council once the planning application is lodged. The input will help identify and address any potential impacts. The application will then be lodged with the Mid Murray Council Development Assessment Panel for determination later in the year.

There will be a number of events held in the coming months that you may be interested in attending. We held our first Community Information Day last week which was an opportunity for the community to come and meet the Palmer Wind Farm Project Team and find out some facts about the proposed wind farm. We will continue to hold a further two series of Community Information Days in the coming months to provide updated information on the project and the outcome of investigations that are currently being undertaken.

Community Information Days are held over a morning or an afternoon and provide you with the opportunity to drop in at your convenience, speak face to face with a member of the Project Team and ask any questions or raise any queries you may have with the project. Click here to view the flyer advertising the next series of Community Information Days. A third series of Community Information Days to provide information on the final project and planning application to be lodged will be held in December and advertised in due course.

Concurrently we will also be running a series of facilitated workshops that will enable community members and stakeholders to explore issues and the benefits of the proposed Palmer Wind Farm. The workshop will provide a forum for stakeholders to work in small groups to raise and debate issues and work with Trustpower on how the wind farm can benefit the community. To allow maximum participation we are running three identical workshop sessions. Participants are able to attend one of the workshops and we ask you to register for your preferred workshop session. Enclosed is a copy of the flyer for these workshops and how to register.

We hope you can join us at one of the Community Information Days or Community Workshops to learn more about the project and provide valuable input into the final design on the proposed Palmer Wind Farm.

If you would like more information on the project please visit the project page www.trustpower.co.nz/palmerwindfarm, contact the project team on 1800 648 690 or email us palmerwindfarm@trustpower.com.au