Review of role of National Wind Farm Commissioner

The Minister for the Environment and Energy, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, has asked the Climate Change Authority (CCA) to conduct a review of the role of the National Wind Farm Commissioner. At the time the National Wind Farm Commissioner was established, the Government said it would review the role in 2018.

The CCA has been asked to consider to what extent the Commissioner is fulfilling its Terms of Reference, the ongoing need for the role, its scope and possible models for funding.

Interested councils have been invited to a roundtable discussion via teleconference with other government stakeholders – including planning departments, environmental protection agencies and local government associations. The details are below:

Time & date: 2-3pm AEST, Wednesday 11 April
Phone number: 1800 047 396
Participant code: 772637

The CCA is keen to understand from stakeholders how the Commissioner is performing against the Terms of Reference and in particular, in dealing with complaints about proposed and operational wind farms.

The Terms of Reference for the review and information on how to make a submission are available on the CCA website.

Please advise the CCA if a representative from your council will be attending the teleconference by this Friday, 6 April, by getting in touch with Joanne Halliday ph: 02 6274 1156 or Jennifer Bradley ph: 02 6274 1687.

If you have any questions regarding the review or teleconference please contact the CCA on (02) 6159 7743 or email