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Stakeholder Update 1 - Proposed Mumbida Wind Farm Feasibility Study

01 February 2008

Welcome to Mumbida Wind Farm Feasibility Study Newsletter 1.

We will prepare these newsletters frequently to keep you informed about progress of the study and the project. You will be aware that Wind Energy Corporation (WindCo) CEO Dr Phil Hyde was in your region in December 2001 and met many of our stakeholders. This was the first of many trips he anticipates making during the feasibility study process.


You may have noticed that Mumbida Farm is on the market – for sale or lease. Western Power, which owns the property, has placed advertisements in rural newspapers. The sale or lease of the property will not affect the wind farm proposal. A condition of the sale or lease will be the excision of the wind turbine sites, access roads, underground cables and overhead power line routes. That represents about 1% of the 3000 hectare property This move is a recognition that for Western Power, farming is not a core activity and it makes sense to allow someone with that expertise to use the farm. So, the wind farm proposal is secure, even if it is sold or leased. Experience at other wind farms in Australia and overseas shows that normal farming activities can continue in harmony with a wind farm.