A new landscape guardians group has been set up to fight plans for two big wind farms.
The Western Plains Guardians are worried about proposals for farms at Nerrin Nerrin, south-east of Lake Bolac, and at Stockyard Hill, south of Beaufort.
Each is believed to have at least 100 turbines.
Group spokesman Warick Read says a moratorium on further wind farms is needed until a national code for assessing them is in place.
“The groups really would like to see the Government engage with the community a little bit more and just say, ‘look, just pull up on these things a little’,” he said.
“I suppose people are feeling as though they’re being railroaded into it, that these companies propose these developments and they’re over a certain size and the council doesn’t really have any input into it at all.
“If only they could open the guidelines a little bit more and make it a lot more transparent.”
16 February 2007
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