How We Do It

Our projects aim to deliver long-term positive impact for the communities around them, and we always work with the local people to ensure this. Transparency and engagement are key to our method of collaboration; getting the community on-board and excited about the prospect of decarbonising their towns and cities, helping them to build something which will benefit them for years to come.

As a result of our cooperation with the community of NSW, we were awarded the award for Community Engagement by the Clean Energy Council of Australia.

We make renewable energy accessible and affordable to communities, while engaging in strong community programs

CWP Renewables works closely with the local communities within which we are active. This include landowners, community members, advocacy groups, Councils and local business owners.

Our aims are to:

  • Establish a strong network of positive, long-term relationships within the communities in which we work
  • Stay attuned and respond to community needs wherever possible
  • Contribute to community growth – creating value and opportunity
  • Demonstrate an ongoing commitment across the life of the asset
  • Ultimately make renewable energy accessible to more communities across the world.

How do we do this?
Most of all, we think global and long-term, but act local and always consider our everyday impacts.

Project initiatives

Our community consultation and engagement programs incorporate initiatives such as:

Our aims are to:

  • Community consultative committees: to build strong working relationships between the project and the community and to provide a forum for open discussion and information sharing.
  • Community benefit funds: to support local community projects and initiatives to enhance quality of life and wellbeing.
  • Community Investment opportunities, such as the unique initiative developed in the Sapphire Wind Farm community.

In Australia, we pride ourselves on our collaborative engagement with Traditional Owners. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land and pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging. We also acknowledge the important role of the Aboriginal People within the communities we work with. We actively partner with Traditional Owners’ representatives and are committed to bringing particular opportunities for the community to develop new skills, jobs and revenue, which will provide comprehensive and enduring community benefits.

 

Quick Facts: Our Project Communities