[ 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

100 oppose wind farm  

Credit:  By DARREN SNYDER | April 3, 2013 | Mudgee Guardian | www.mudgeeguardian.com.au ~~

Residents of Crudine, Pyramul and surrounding villages have sent clear messages to the developer planning a potential 100-turbine wind farm in their region.

From more than 130 submissions on Wind Prospect CWP’s Environmental Assessment, only one couple in those villages has publicly declared their support of the development.

Pyramul’s Joan and Don Price made a submission on February 20 stating they would much rather a wind farm than a coal mine in the area.

Other supporters include Chris Pavich (Mid-Western Community Action Network), David Halpin (Beragoo Estate Progress Association), Neville Mattick (Hargraves), Buz Sanderson (Sanderson & MacDonald), Deborah Cooke (Rylstone) and Jennifer More (Rylstone District Environment Society Inc).

But according to the Environmental Assessment submissions, supporters are in the minority. More than 100 respondents have objected to the project. About 20 have made comments but do not support or object.

This is in contrast to the results of a public opinion survey released in June 2011 by Wind Prospect CWP. The survey showed about 70 per cent of participants supported the $300 million project.

It appears no direct turbine beneficiaries of the proposed development have chosen to submit comments on the Environmental Assessment.

Pyramul’s Ron and Judy Olson, like many objectors, have declared roads and potential property devaluation among their concerns.

“The damage to sealed sections of the road [is] bad enough, but consider the damage to the unsealed sections. In the event of a heavy vehicle breakdown on a narrow section of the road, service vehicles would have either way (from Bathurst or Mudgee) a 70-80km trip; what happens then in an emergency, or people travelling to Mudgee to keep an appointment,” the Olson’s submission said.

Representing the Crudine Ridge Environment Protection Group, Owain Rowland-Jones has submitted a massive document picking apart almost every point of Wind Prospect CWP’s assessment.

Crudine’s Mary Miller, who will be less than two kilometres from the project, believes construction will be destructive to her health as well as a koala colony nearby.

Crudine’s Heather George submitted visual amenity problems along with bush fire and aerial risks. Like other submissions, she also believes the development will ruin her chances of paying for retirement by selling her land.

Pyramul’s Brian English opposes the project because he has to look after an ill father in Windeyer.

NSW Member for Orange Andrew Gee has opposed the project for several reasons including turbine proximity to homes and quality of roads.

Mid-Western Regional Council has objected on numerous points including roads.

To view all submissions, including state government departments, local councils and members of the public, visit http://bit.ly/16gwCpq

Submissions closed on March 19, started December 12

Source:  By DARREN SNYDER | April 3, 2013 | Mudgee Guardian | www.mudgeeguardian.com.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.