Gullen Range Wind Farm is Holding a Community Open Day
Gullen Range Wind Farm
7 April 2015
Gullen Range Wind Farm is holding a Community Open Day on April 18, 10am to 3pm.
The family friendly Open Day, the first at Gullen Range Wind Farm will provide an opportunity for people to meet the GRWF team and experience first-hand how a wind farm that utilises world leading technology operates.
Due to health and safety considerations, access to the Open Day will be by bus only. Complementary buses will leave from the Memorial Park and Oval in Crookwell, with parking available on surrounding streets. The first bus will depart from Memorial Park at 9.30am and return throughout the day.
The wind farm produces enough renewable energy to supply 60,000 homes and deliver significant emissions savings equivalent to over 3 million tonnes of greenhouse gases by 2020.
A Crookwell Lions Club BBQ and light refreshments will be provided. An ice cream van and coffee cart will also be on site. A marquee at the base of a turbine will house displays and provide shelter from the elements.
Kids activities will include face painting and craft. They will also have the chance to rub shoulders with members of the Rural Fire Service and State Emergency Services.
A colouring-in competition is open for pre-schoolers, infants (K-2) and primary (3-6). The sheet is available in the Crookwell Gazette on 9th April, on the Gullen Range Wind Farm website and local shops.
There will be information about wind farms including construction equipment and an opportunity for a mini-bus tour of the wind farm.
A competition to name the turbine next to the marquee will be open for entries, with a winner selected following the Open Day. Gullen Range Wind Farm representative Julian King said he was excited about the first Community Open Day.
“The Community Open Day will be educational and fun. People will be able to see close up how the wind farm works and the positive impact it already has, and will continue to provide, for communities in the Upper Lachlan Shire.”
“We are confident an entertaining and educational day will be enjoyed by all,” Gullen Range Wind Farm is committed to supporting the local community over the long term through its Community Enhancement Program.
Late last year Gullen Range Wind Farm provided funds to the Bannister District Hall Association for the purchase of the hall for use as a community facility for the local residents.
The company is also involved in the implementation of a community fund and the Regional Clean Energy Program as well as the rehabilitation of council roads surrounding the project.