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In August 2015, a Community Consultative Committee (CCC) for the proposed Jupiter wind farm began operating.  After much agitation by the local community, it was established in accordance with the NSW Wind Farm Guidelines, in particular having the community representatives plus the independent Chairman appointed by the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE).

There is also one representative nominated by each of the Palerang and Goulburn-Mulwaree councils.  The CCC has a set of Terms of Reference, which have been particularly modified to deal with the fact that Jupiter is not currently an approved wind farm and so the primary function at this stage is to get all relevant information about the proposal and its potential impact in the public domain and share it with the community.

Community Representatives

DPE has appointed the following as community representatives and alternate representatives (to fill in during the absence of a nominated community representative).  There have been some departures since the initial appointments, with replacements yet to be confirmed by the Department.

Representatives Alternates
CCC Appointed Community Representatives
Dr Michael Crawford Ms Jenny Hajek
Mr Barry O'Neill Mr Graham Hawke
Ms Sharn Ogden Ms Victoria Holthouse
Ms Fiona Porteous Mr Rod Thiele
Mr Neil Shepherd  

Meetings: Schedule, Agendas and Minutes

Given the delay in the formation of the CCC, meetings were initially held monthly.  From 2016, meetings will normally be held about quarterly.  Meetings are open to observers from the community, but anyone wishing to attend as an observer is asked to email the Chairman, Brian Elton ( ) requesting agreement, to help with managing numbers, etc.

In the table below, click on Agenda or Minutes to see the relevant documents.

Date Time Location Agenda Minutes
CCC Meetings
5th Auguest 2015 6:30 pm Tarago Community Hall Agenda Minutes
20th August 2015 6:30 pm Tarago Community Hall Agenda Minutes
8th September 2015 6:30 pm CWA Rooms, Tarago Agenda Minutes
14th October 2015 6:30 pm Tarago Community Hall Agenda  
11th November 2015 6:30 pm      

CCC Questions and Answers

The CCC provides a forum for asking questions of EPYC, of Government agencies, and of the two councils.  They can be asked at the meetings (only by members of the CCC) or lodged in writing with the Chairman.  Typically answers in writing are provided by the relevant party.  To date, answers have been attached to minutes of CCC meetings (see earlier).

If you have a question you would like asked or any other comment, email to