RES news (Tallawang Solar and Barneys Reef Wind). Check the Project Update newsletter and register for the information session Feb 23rd  2022

The wind farms angering renewable energy fans. Could it happen here?

What’s happening where in the CWO-REZ? Solar and Wind Project Tracker Check out the CWO REZ Project Tracker here.

Sign up with Dept Planning for updates on Major Projects of interest  Create an account to make your submissions easy and/or sign up for updates on any Major Project site of interest.      



It’s planning season! Let these organisations know what direction we should be heading!

Central West and Orana Regional Plan Review Community Workshops From DPIE: ‘The Central West and Orana Regional Plan is the 20-year strategic planning blueprint to ensure the ongoing prosperity of the region’s vibrant and connected communities. We are giving the plan a 5-year review to extend its reach from 2036 to 2041 and to reset its priorities. This is just a reminder that you have until 11.59pm on Friday 18 February 2022 to tell us what you think of the draft plan. To help you understand more about the plan and give us your feedback we have set up an interactive engagement hub (you may have already visited this to register for updates) where you can:

  • Download the draft plan
  • Register for 1 of our 3 free online public information sessions from 5.30pm to 7pm taking place on:
    • Thursday 3 February 2022
    • Tuesday 8 February 2022
    • Tuesday 15 February 2022
  • Make a formal submission
  • Explore the draft plan’s key themes and comment on them via our Ideas Wall
  • Register for further updates
  • Read our Frequently Asked Questions.’

Register to attend a community workshop:

RE-Alliance recently launched the CWO REZ Community Network  From RE-Alliance: ‘You’re invited to be part of the first ever locally driven CWO REZ Community Network. Its purpose is to work together on the future aspirations and ambitions for the region, making the most of opportunities that come with the Central-West Orana REZ. Find out more and sign up here!

Community Plan Workshops

The Network is hosting several workshops in Feb and March 2022 with the goal of pulling together a collaborative Community Plan for the REZ that identifies what’s important for our region and what opportunities would create meaningful and long-lasting social and environmental benefits. Can you attend one?

The workshops are the same, we’re running multiple so that everyone who wants to has a chance to participate.

  • Wednesday 9th Feb 9.30am on-line
  • Saturday 26th Feb 10.30am on-line
  • Monday 7th March 6.30pm on-line
  • Wednesday 9th March 1.00pm on-line

You can see more info and RSVP to the one that best suits you here.

M-WRC ‘Towards 2040: Community Strategic Plan’  The Council is seeking feedback on its Community Strategic Plan. Read about it here. Unfortunately the on-line form for your comments is not available, however it is attached to this email. You can also get this form post-card size at the Library. A drop-off box is available there for completed forms and postcards. Perhaps you received a copy of the feedback page in your letterbox a couple of weeks ago?