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									                                                      WIND AUSTRALIA                                                       Newsletter 2. June 2009

                                                      Crookwell II Wind Farm
 This is the second newsletter for
                                                      Wind Farm Details
 the Crookwell II Wind Farm.
 It is intended to provide general                    The wind farm will comprise of 46 individual wind
 information about the construction                   turbines each of 2 Megawatt (MW) generating
                                                      capacity to give a total wind farm generating
 phase of the project to inform                       capacity of 92 MW. The green energy generated
                                                      each year is about 242 GWh, which is equivalent
 the local community, interested                      to the energy required to power 45,000 average
 stakeholders and nearby                              households.
 landowners about construction
                                                      Crookwell Development ........“The green energy generated each year is
 activity that is proposed to
 commence in mid June 2009.
                                                      about 242 GWh, which is equivalent to the energy required to
                                                      power 45,000 average households.”

Construction Activities                               •   Clearing and grubbing.                          •       Geotechnical Excavation for substation and

                                                                                                                  turbine foundations.
and Staging                                               Protection of heritage items.

                                                      •   Construction of site mobilisation, compound
                                                                                                          •       Construction of turbine foundations.
Scope of Works for Stage-1
                                                          and work areas.                                 •       Trenching and laying down of electrical Cables.
The construction works will be staged in two
phases, the Civil and Electrical works which is       •   Construction of access tracks.                  •       Construction of footings and connections for

carried out under Stage 1 to commence in June                                                                     the new substation building.
                                                          Permanent and temporary erosion and
2009, and turbine delivery and installation will be
carried out under Stage 2 and commence late
                                                          sedimentation controls.                         •       A new substation building and office area.
2009. The Stage 1 works includes but is not limited
                                                      •   Earthworks to provide footings for new          •       Provisions for property access.

                                                          structures and connection points.
                                                                                                                  Demobilisation, clean up and restoration of site

                                                                                                          The key milestones and dates are;

                                                                                                          •       Stage 1 Commencement Date: June 2009
                                                                                           Site Access
                                                                                                          •       Stage 1 Completion Date: February 2010

                                                                                                              The wind farm infrastructure includes:
                                                                                                              •     Forty six (46) wind turbines;

                                                                                                              •     A network of site access tracks to provide
                                                                                                                     access to each turbine across the site;

                                                                                                              •     A network of underground electrical cables
                                                                                                                    to connect each turbine to the electrical
                                                                                                                    substation; an electrical substation and
                                                                                                                    switchyard, connecting the wind farm to
                                                                                                                    the national electricity grid’s transmission

                                                                                                              •     Site control rooms / facilities buildings.

                                                                                                              •     Development Consent was granted for
                                                                                                                    the wind farm in June 2005, subject to
                                                                                                                    conditions. This newsletter provides
                                                                                                                    information to inform that the construction
                                                                                                                    process is about to commence for Stage 1.

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                                                     WIND AUSTRALIA                                               Newsletter 2. June 2009

Construction Information                                                                             Construction Hours

Crookwell Development Pty Ltd is committed                                                           The construction activities associated with the
to minimising the impact of the construction                                                         wind farm development, including entering and
works on the local community. To ensure that                                                         exiting the site, will be carried out between the
the community have the opportunity to provide                                                        following hours:
feedback on any issues they may be experiencing,
Crookwell Development has developed a                                                                •   Monday to Friday:              7:00 am and 6:00 pm
Complaints Management Plan. The plan aims to:
                                                                                                     •   Saturdays:                     7:00 am and 1:00 pm.

•   Provide a variety of communication channels
    to enable members of the community to
                                                                                                     Should construction activities need to be
                                                                                                     undertaken outside these hours notification will
    comment and lodge complaints regarding                                                           take place prior to the event.
    construction impacts at all times during the
    construction period.
                                                                                                     Traffic Management
•   Ensure timely response to complaints and
    implementation of any appropriate corrective /                                                   As part of the development consent a traffic
    preventative actions.                                                                            management plan has been developed in
                                                                                                     consultation with the relevant authorities to
                                                                                                     manage traffic related issues associated with the
The complaints management plan will cover
                                                                                                     development during the construction period. The
both the construction and operation phases of
                                                                                                     objectives of this plan are to;
the project. For details on the management plan,
including how to communicate with the Crookwell
Development Pty Ltd please see the box opposite.
                                                      Key Community Contacts
                                                                                                     •   Ensure construction traffic does not impact in
                                                                                                         local road users.

                                                      Crookwell Development has established the      •   Ensure traffic safety is maintained throughout
                                                                                                         the construction period
                                                      following communication avenues for the
                                                      community to notify Crookwell Development
                                                      of any complaints that they may have           •   The traffic management strategy for the
                                                                                                         Project is a tiered approach, with three basic
                                                      regarding the activities of the project.
                                                                                                         requirements. In order of priority they are:
                                                      Telephone: 1800 457 181 (Free Call)
                                                                                                     •   To ensure the safety of road users and
                                                                                                         the construction workforce. This is the
                                                      Fax: (02) 9419 3498
                                                                                                         primary requirement and overrides all other
                                                      Postal: Attention: Construction Manager            considerations,
                                                      Crookwell Development Pty Ltd
                                                      Level 5, 8 Help Street Chatswood NSW 2067      •   To limit the impact of any delays and
                                                                                                         inconvenience to the travelling public,
                                                      Email:       including buses to within the prescribed
                                                                                                         acceptable limits, and
                                                                                                     •   To permit the efficient and timely construction
                                                                                                         of the Works.

                                                                                                     The traffic management plan has been approved
                                                                                                     by Department of Planning for Stage 1 and will
                                                                                                     guide construction activities.

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