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09.11.16 Kyoto Community Forum - Minutes

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18.03.16 Community Newsletter

The community newsletter for March 2016 is now available. Click here to read more.

 

04.02.16 Kyoto Community Forum - Minutes

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22.09.15 Kyoto Community Forum - Minutes

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14.09.15 Project Stages

[Small update] Construction will be held in four discrete stages:

  • Stage One: Establishment of the site compound (see Location Map and Detailed Plan);
  • Stage Two: Substation and ancillary works;
  • Stage Three: Solar PV Plant; and
  • Stage Four: 34 turbine Wind Farm, mini hydro installation and manager's residence.

Each stage, with the exception of stage one and two, is mutually exclusive of each other stage and can easily be constructed in any order either sequentially or overlapping.

Kyoto Energy Park is currently planning to construct Stage One in preparation for the future stages. (see Construction to Commence below).

 

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28.08.15 The Wind Energy Fact Sheet

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29.06.15 Video: Building a Wind Turbine

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26.06.15 Kyoto Community Forum - Minutes

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29.05.15 Kyoto Community Forum

The Kyoto Energy Park is a result of the belief that the creation of electricity should be from the renewable sources of wind and sun. The project has approval and has progressed through early detailed planning, design and commercial stages. Construction started in January 2015 and will slowly progress through the initial phases.

The project has formed the Kyoto Community Forum, to ensure the community have a well informed and regular seat at the table.

The purpose of the Kyoto Community Forum is to provide regular open and transparent discussions between the Kyoto Energy Park Management Team and interested groups and individuals in the community and assist in the communication of information to the broader community. The discussions will relate to the progression of the Kyoto Energy Park and form part of ongoing communication with the community during the construction and operational phases of the project. The creation of the Forum complies with the Project Approval requiring the Proponent to establish a Community Consultative Committee or equivalent. Further to the request for new members in 2014:

The Forum is seeking additional community members

The Kyoto Community Forum was established in 2014 and again seeks further community members who have a strong interest in the project and strong networks within the community to facilitate good communication and information dissemination.

If you would like to be part of the forum and assist the community of the Upper Hunter Valley, then please send a written submission to info@pamada.com detailing how you meet the selection criteria specified in the draft NSW Planning Guidelines for Wind Farms. Those criteria include:

  • Willingness to contribute constructively to the Kyoto Community Forum;
  • Experience and ability to provide feedback and information to the community and stakeholders;
  • Being a current resident of the local area (or having a high awareness of the Upper Hunter Valley region); and
  • Other relevant issues that support your nomination to the Kyoto Community Forum.

Nominations close on 15 August 2015. If you would like to make an enquiry, or you would like more information about nominating, please contact Pamada at info@pamada.com.

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17.02.15 Kyoto Community Forum - Minutes

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20.01.15 Kyoto Energy Park Works underway

The Kyoto Energy Park Works are formally well underway. The first earth moving equipment (under the contract to Scone based No Bull Building) arrived just after the Season break, with progress going extremely well!

The new main site access forms part of the required Works of the Approval and this access nears completion on or around 23 January. These Access Works included the widening on the northern side and southern sides of Bunnan Rd, as well as creating a new access point for the larger vehicles about 20m west of the existing woolshed entry to Mountain Station.

Only local contractors have been involved in the Works to date, including the sourcing of the roadbase from the local quarry and labour hire from Scone and Muswellbrook. Other Works (such as agreements, formation of the Kyoto Engagement Group and some specific documents) that all form part of the Approval are all well underway or complete.

Further, additional construction will continue quietly, progressing Stage 1 activities and developing the detail for the commencement of the Stage 2 works to follow as soon as possible.

 

11.12.14 Project Stages

Construction will be held in four discrete stages:

  • Stage One: Establishment of the site compound;
  • Stage Two: Substation and ancillary works;
  • Stage Three: Solar PV Plant; and
  • Stage Four: 34 turbine Wind Farm.

Each stage, with the exception of stage one and two, is mutually exclusive of each other stage and can easily be constructed in any order either sequentially or overlapping.

Kyoto Energy Park is currently planning to construct Stage One in preparation for the future stages. (see Construction to Commence below).

 

06.12.14 Kyoto Community Forum

Kyoto Energy Park is seeking nominations from the local community members and/or affected stakeholders to represent the community for the Kyoto Energy Park, which is commencing construction in late 2014.

The purpose of the Kyoto Community Forum is to provide a forum for regular, open discussions between representatives of the Kyoto Energy Park Management Team, the community, the council and other stakeholders about issues relating to the development of the energy park, and to be a forum for ongoing communication with the community during the construction and operation phases.

If you would like to be part of the forum to represent your community, then please send a written submissions to info@pamada.com detailing how you meet the selection criteria specified in the draft NSW Planning Guidelines for Wind Farms. Those criteria include:

  • Willingness to contribute constructively to the Kyoto Community Forum;
  • Experience and ability to provide feedback and information to the community and stakeholders;
  • Being a current resident of the local area (or having a high awareness of the Scone region); and
  • Other relevant issues that support your nomination to the Kyoto Community Forum.

The community representatives will be selected in accordance with the draft NSW Planning Guidelines for Wind Farms.

Nominations submissions close on 25 January 2015. If you would like to make an enquiry, or you would like more information about nominating, please contact Pamada at info@pamada.com.

 

07.11.14 Kyoto Community Forum - Minutes

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Draft NSW Planning Guidelines Wind Farm Dec2011

   

20.10.14 Construction to commence

Construction to commence for Stage One in December 2014

Stage One works are broken into two phases:

  • A new access point (which, as part of the conditions of approval must be completed first); and
  • Establishment of the site compound for the project.

Construction will commence with the site compound. The site compound shall comprise:

  • Office depot;
  • Road entry;
  • Fencing; and
  • Laydown area.

It is expected Stage One will take approximately six months to complete.

The primary purpose of this area is for provision of the site office facilities and laydown area for storage of turbine components prior to erection and will be located on the Mountain Station site for use during the construction period.

Site activities will therefore start with the upgrade of the access into Mountain Station for the Kyoto Energy Park. It will continue with construction of the site compound. It is expected that there will be no additional vehicle impacts, as only light weight vehicles are required for this work.

Please see a location plan of Stage One activities.

Stage One

 

10.01.13 Community Update

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19.12.11 Community Newsletter

The final community newsletter for 2011 is now available. Click here to read more.

 

22.11.11 Turbine Selection and Layout

Final selection and micro siting of wind turbines is almost complete, with the final energy assessment to confirm assumptions. Click here to read more.

 

08.11.11 Wind Monitoring

The 5th and final wind monitoring mast has been erected and collecting data since late July. Data to date is correlating well with existing masts, providing greater certainty to the great wind resource that Mountain Station has. Click here to read more.