[ 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

‘Good neighbour’ payments on offer near wind farm turbines at Palmer  

Credit:  ABC News | 19 December 2013 | www.abc.net.au ~~

Residents close to a proposed 120-turbine wind farm in the eastern Mount Lofty Ranges, east of Adelaide, could be paid to support the development.

TrustPower Australia will offer payments for what it calls ‘good wind farm neighbours’.

The company will offer annual payments of at least $2,000 to people living within two kilometres of the proposed Palmer wind farm, north-west of Mannum.

TrustPower chief executive Rodney Ahern says it will spread the wealth of the $700 million project, but with conditions.

“Not to interfere with the wind farm and to basically be a good neighbour,” he said.

“If they’re happy to support the wind farm or not object to it and not to do things on their land to interfere then we’re happy to pay them.”

But Tony Walker from the Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges Landscape Guardians says it shows the development will have a negative impact on the local community.

“They wouldn’t be making this offer if they really believe their own publicity which is that you won’t really suffer any problems at all,” he said.

“Will any amount of money really fix the destructive impact that that’s going to have?”

Residents will be able to apply to receive the payments until a planning application is lodged for the wind farm.

Source:  ABC News | 19 December 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.