BioPower Systems Pty Ltd (BPS) is implementing an ocean based trial of its bioWAVE1 technology near Port Fairy in Victoria (the Port Fairy Pilot Wave Energy Project or “the Project”). The technology is unique and this is the first ocean trial of the technology.
BPS is confident that the project will have no adverse impacts on either the local environment or community, but recognises that there will be curiosity, questions and the potential for concerns and issues to arise.
The purpose of this Community Consultation Plan is to demonstrate BPS’s approach to engage with the community, to demonstrate its willingness to be proactive and to meet industry standards and best practice. BPS will consult with and inform relevant communities and stakeholders, and carefully address any questions and concerns.
This plan outlines how the various stakeholder groups may be affected by the project and the processes to be undertaken to meet and monitor community consultation requirements.