National Wind Farm Commissioner appointed

Wind Farm Commissioner

The Australian Government has reappointed Andrew Dyer as the national wind farm commissioner for a further three-year term.

The Climate Change Authority’s review of the National Wind Farm Commissioner found the commissioner plays a key role in helping people and communities work through issues related to wind farm development and operation.

Mr Dyer will continue to facilitate resolution of complaints from concerned community residents about wind farms.

His role has also been expanded to resolve complaints about large-scale solar and storage, including batteries.

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Mr Dyer has an extensive background as the former Chairman of the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Council, and as an executive, consultant and company director in a range of industries including the services, renewable energy and information technology sectors.

The role of National Wind Farm Commissioner is an independent role appointed by the government, reporting to the Minister for the Environment and Energy.

Their role is to receive and refer complaints from concerned community residents, as well as promote best practice for industry and government to adopt in regard to the planning and operation of wind farms.

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