The past few months have been very busy finalizing the range of studies required for the application to the Hauraki District Council for permission to construct a wind farm on the northern reaches of the Kaimai Ranges at Tirohia.
The proposal is an exciting one, aligned to the Government’s drive to develop clean, sustainable and renewable energy sources for New Zealand and we believe it will deliver a range of benefits to the greater Paeroa area.
Our priority has always been to consult and engage with the greater Paeroa community – as much to explain the proposal as to hear and understand the concerns of individuals and groups. Consultation to date has been wide ranging and we continue to talk with Iwi and community groups. This website contains up-to-date information about the proposal and we encourage you to read that and, if you have any questions or concerns, share them with us on the contact form.
Our understanding of the ecology and potential impact of the wind farm on bird and bat life is being enhanced by additional monitoring in the region, and we have also commissioned site-specific photographs of properties to understand the visual and ‘flicker’ effects of the turbines.
At this stage we are aiming to lodge the application in early June. After scrutiny by the Council the application will be publicly declared, giving the public access to the range of reports and opening the opportunity to submit submissions.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Kaimai Wind Ltd.