[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

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

Local MP, environment group object to windfarm  

Credit:  By Natalie Whiting | ABC News | Updated Mon Apr 1, 2013 | www.abc.net.au ~~

Central west environment groups are split on a proposal which could see more than 100 wind turbines built in the area.

140 public submissions have been made on the Crudine Ridge Wind Farm, with more than 100 opposing the development.

The proposal would see between 70 and 110 turbines built between Mudgee and Bathurst.

The Rylstone District Environment Society says it supports the wind farm because it will help reduce Australia’s contribution to global warming.

In its submission the group says using energy from wind rather than coal will also help save water, but the Crudine Ridge Environment Protection Group has objected to the development.

It says it is concerned about the impact the development will have on native animals including Koalas, birds and bats.

The Member for Orange Andrew Gee says he does not want to see the development go ahead.

In his submission Mr Gee says he’s concerned about the impact on local roads and the proximity of the turbines to homes.

The Bathurst Regional Council and the Mid-Western Regional have made submissions on the wind farm but have not supported or objected to it.

However, the councils have also raised concerns about the impacts on local roads.

Both say the current road network is incapable of supporting the number of trucks needed for the project’s construction.

The submissions are now being reviewed by the proponent, Wind Prospect CWP.

Source:  By Natalie Whiting | ABC News | Updated Mon Apr 1, 2013 | www.abc.net.au

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.