In mid-2013, the Clean Energy Council released its community engagement guidelines on behalf of the Australian wind industry.
The guidelines demonstrate the industry's commitment to involving local communities in the development and management of wind farms.
The guidelines were sponsored by nine forward-thinking companies including AGL, Acciona, Goldwind, Hydro Tasmania, Infigen, Pacific Hydro, Vestas, RATCH-Australia and Senvion.
The guidelines were developed by independent consultants the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility. They involved input from the wind industry as well as an external reference group made up academics, practitioners from other industries, landholders and government representatives.
The guidelines are a 'live' document that will be continuously reviewed and updated to reflect best practice in community engagement.