ChanceryGreen advised Mighty River Power throughout the scoping, feasibility, consultation and consenting process for the Turitea Wind Farm, a significant wind farm proposed to be located in the Tararua Ranges near Palmerston North.
Due to its national significance, the Turitea Wind Farm was called in by the Minister for the Environment in December 2008 and referred to a Board of Inquiry for determination. The hearing ran from July 2009 – March 2010. The Board's final decision, granting consent to the wind farm, was issued in September 2011.
The proposed site of the Turitea Wind Farm is considered one of the best wind generation sites in the world. As part of the Turitea Wind Farm will be situated in a reserve containing the Palmerston North City water supply, the ChanceryGreen team has been involved in a series of complex negotiations with the Department of Conservation and councils to develop a long term ecological mitigation package to ensure environmental impacts on the reserve and water supply are minimised.