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Submission concerning Gullen Range Wind Development 

Author:  | Australia, Health, Noise


Overview … 3

Health and Well-Being Effects from Excessive Environmental Noise … 5
Knowledge of the NSW Department of Planning and PAC members … 5
New acoustic survey evidence from Waterloo in South Australia, and relevance for
NSW … 5
What are the adverse health effects? … 6
Wind turbine syndrome … 6
Vibroacoustic disease … 8
Knowledge of direct causation of “annoyance” symptoms from ILFN since 1980’s … 8
Are the symptoms of wind turbine syndrome the same as “annoyance”? … 9
What circumstances and at what distances are people affected by wind turbine ILFN? … 10
Over what period of time is harm caused by ILFN? … 10
What happens with cumulative exposure to ILFN … 11
Judicial recognition of harm from wind turbines … 11

Fundamental Defects in Guidelines and Noise Modelling … 13
Noise monitoring in vicinity of Waterloo Wind Farm … 14
Waterloo noise modeling, NHMRC and conflicts of interest … 16

The Precautionary Principle and Its Application … 18

Application and Implications for Gullen Range Evaluation … 20
PAC review: Making decisions based on unreliable information … 20
Planning Department’s persistent maladministration on noise impact … 20
Implications … 21
Recommendations … 21
PAC responsibility to prevent sleep deprivation torture of residents … 22

Attachments … 24
Appendix A:  Permanent Noise Monitoring Mechanism … 26
Annex A to Appendix A:  Noise Compliance Plan … 28
Annex B to Appendix A:  Illustrative Noise Monitoring System Specifications … 29
Appendix B:  Recommended Inter Turbine Separation Distances … 31

Download original document: “Waubra Foundation submission to the NSW Planning Assessment Commission concerning Gullen Range wind development

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