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Submission to the Planning Assessment Commission re Gullen Range

Contents

Summary and recommendations … 5

On what terms should this modification application be determined? … 10

Verification of wind turbine locations … 13
– The surveys … 13
– The turbine relocations and the Department’s response to them … 14
– The absurdities within the Department’s position … 21

Visual impact … 23
– The public domain … 23
– Residences23
– Principles for a more adequate assessment of visual impact … 25
– Discussion and conclusions … 40

Noise … 44
– The deficiencies of the South Australian Noise Guidelines (2003) … 44
– The Department’s new noise conditions … 46
– Cooper’s research for Pacific Hydro at Cape Bridgewater … 50
– Waterloo noise monitoring by Hansen and colleagues … 51
– B29: background noise levels … 54
– Discussion and conclusions … 55

Other issues … 59
– Shadow flicker … 59
– Health … 59

Property value … 61

Turbine spacing … 63

Parkesbourne/Mummel Landscape Guardians Submission to the Planning Assessment Commission re Gullen Range Wind Farm Modification Application MP 07_0118 MOD 1 [1]