[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Waubra wind farm buys more properties  

Credit:  BRENDAN GULLIFER, The Courier, www.thecourier.com.au 18 November 2010 ~~

Waubra wind farm operator Acciona has confirmed it has now bought out seven property owners.

Director of generation Brett Wickham said yesterday two more properties had been recently purchased by the company.

Mr Wickham said post-construction noise monitoring was completed in September.

This monitoring showed turbines near two houses could not be run normally, with noise levels exceeding those stipulated by the project’s planning permit.

The turbines would need to have been run in reduced-noise mode, Mr Wickham said.

He said it was a commercial decision to purchase the properties, with confidentiality agreements covering the sales to “protect both parties”.

Mr Wickham said four properties were purchased as an initial requirement of the project’s planning permit.

And in February the company effectively silenced one of its most high-profile critics with the purchase of Victor and Trish Godfrey’s five-acre property.

Ms Godfrey had alleged wind farms caused major health problems including insomnia, depression, headaches, dizziness, nausea and tinnitus.

At the time Acciona said the the purchase was prompted by factors that included the visual impact of turbines on the Godfreys’ home.

Source:  BRENDAN GULLIFER, The Courier, www.thecourier.com.au 18 November 2010

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

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

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

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter