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Macarthur Wind Energy Facility Preliminary Survey  

Author:  | Australia, Health, Noise

The Macarthur Wind Energy Facility (WEF) is operated by AGL. It is the largest WEF in the Southern Hemisphere. It comprises 140 Vestas V112 3MW turbines. Operation commenced in late January 2013. Although the WEF has been operating for only a short time (7 months) local residents have been complaining of negative impacts.

Key Findings

66% of the responding households were affected by the WEF.

Of those households affected, 96% reported disturbance by the turbines during the day and 100% reported disturbance during the night (10pm-7am).

Of those households affected, 91% reported negative changes to their health.

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