[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


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


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

News Watch Home

Community fears wind turbines too close to homes  

Credit:  ABC News, www.abc.net.au 22 February 2011 ~~

The Moorabool council wants Planning Minister Matthew Guy to guarantee turbines in the proposed Pykes Hill wind farm will be placed at least two kilometres from houses.

Last year, the council rejected a planning application for the three-turbine farm near Ballan.

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal will hear an appeal in May.

Councillor Pat Toohey says it wants the Minister to call-in the application to ensure it adheres to the new State Government’s wind farm policy.

“Council is quite concerned, as is the community, and the community have voiced this opinion to us, that they don’t think it’s appropriate to have wind farm developments close to residential homes, and given that there’s 17 homes within two kilometres of the proposed wind turbines, we found it appropriate that Minister Guy adjudicate on this one himself,” he said.

Source:  ABC News, www.abc.net.au 22 February 2011

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 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 Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

National Wind Watch