Wind farms provide a renewable, clean source of electricity. As one of the most cost effective sources of renewable energy currently available, wind farms are well placed to make a strong contribution to reducing Australia's greenhouse gas emissions, which benefits both Australia and the global society.
Wind farm developments invariably bring other economic benefits to a regional community. These include opportunities for local contractors and suppliers of goods and services and the opportunity for local employment during construction and operation. Wind farm contractors will seek to engage labour and services from the local or regional area where the necessary skills and services are available.
Wind Prospect developments include the establishment of a Community Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to provide support for the local community to develop, maintain, and enhance facilities, amenities, projects and activities in the region. The Community Fund can be administered by local community representatives and is usually established around the time that the wind farm begins producing electricity.