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Credit:  Charlie McKillop, ABC Rural, www.abc.net.au 12 September 2011 ~~

Up until now, it’s been a handful of rural residents who believed the proposed wind farm at Mt Emerald would adversely affect them.

But when a development application was lodged recently with the Tableland Regional Council, it included an aeronautical assessment which has raised alarm bells in the farming community.

Agricultural pilot Mark McDonald says chemical applications are very time critical and the only way to do that reliably is by air, however the air movement generated by the turbine blades will be enough to make a plane ‘uncontrollable’.

Mr McDonald says the wind farm will reduce the ability of his business to operate by around 60%, based solely on existing farm businesses and not taking into account future developments.

Dennis Howe, of Howe Farms, Australia’s second largest banana farmer, says future development of the banana industry away from the cyclone-prone coastal strip, could be affected by the proposed wind farm.

He says he’s extremely disappointed with the council and state government for appearing to support a proposal which brings no economic benefit to the community.

Source:  Charlie McKillop, ABC Rural, www.abc.net.au 12 September 2011

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