ACCIONA’s community relations team seeks to build open and honest dialogue with landowners, neighbours and other land users who may be affected by a project. Our contact commences from the earliest planning stages of a project; long before any approvals are granted.
Our community relations team is charged with building and maintaining these relationships through targeted engagement and ongoing consultation. The aim of our team is to understand and respond to all concerns and to work with individuals and communities to reach mutually acceptable, positive outcomes and to promote the benefits of wind farms through education, community events and sponsorships.
All new project sites commence with community relations plans that include community consultation and engagement programs. These programs comprise a range of activities, including regular meetings with local residents, presentations to special interest groups, site visits and public open days. We also publish regular newsletters, provide targeted bulletins and updates and regularly update the ACCIONA Australia website. A Toll Free telephone information line (1800 283 550) can also be accessed anywhere in Australia. Our sites are required to record and track the management of all community concerns.
Understanding our place in the communities where we operate is important to ACCIONA. This is why ACCIONA undertakes community perception surveys to gauge sentiment towards the company, specific projects, climate change, green technology and other relevant topics of interest. This helps ACCIONA to develop a better level of understanding, cooperation and engagement with our communities.