LOCATION/TYPE

NEWS HOME

[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Archive
RSS

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

WHAT TO DO
when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates
RSS

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Doubt cast on wind farm community reference group plan 

Opponents of a wind farm that is planned for Smeaton believe the company’s plans to establish a community reference group is a public relations exercise.

Wind Powers wants to erect at least 19 turbines in the area and hopes to lodge its plans by the end of the year.

The company says the reference group’s aim is to get community input into the number of turbines and where they should go.

A spokesman for the Spa Country Landscape Guardians, Will Elsworth, says the group will have no real influence.

“I can’t see how a community reference group can determine that when it’s really a planning issue,” he said.

“It comes down to the planning scheme and there’s a significant landscape overlay, so the community reference group won’t have any determination where the turbines go … that will be up to the Hepburn Shire Council or the Planning Minister if the scheme goes bigger.”

ABC Central Victoria

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Contributions
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)

Share:

e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share


News Watch Home

Get the Facts
CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.

 Follow:

Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky