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To successfully develop the TasWind project, Hydro Tasmania will need to secure a number of land agreements that would allow it to develop and operate the wind farm.
Beyond seeking initial expressions of interest, no detailed discussions have taken place with land owners about having turbines on their property.
As the key investigation areas are refined it will be important to understand the expectations, needs and views of landowners, both those who may have turbines or wind farm infrastructure on their property, and their neighbours.
How will landowners be compensated for hosting turbines?
We are developing an approach to making payments for the use of land. The principles of this approach include:
- Paying landowners with wind turbines and/ or infrastructure on their land. These payments will be based on a consistent methodology
- Recognising restrictions on land use on neighbouring properties
- Investigating funding and other opportunities with the community for the King Island community.
While no figure has yet been set for lease and other payments to landowners, there is broad information available about how much will be set aside each year for direct payments if the TasWind project proceeds. Read more in the Economic Benefits section of this website.
Where will the turbines be placed?
Many factors, including environmental and technical constraints, could exclude some parcels of land from being suitable for placing turbines.
The final location of wind turbines on individual properties will not be decided for some time. Before the location of turbines or other infrastructure is finalised the relevant landowners and near neighbours will be consulted.
If you are a landowner and would like to discuss locating wind turbines on your land, please contact the project team.