LOCATION/TYPE

NEWS HOME

[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Archive
RSS

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

WHAT TO DO
when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates
RSS

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Lawyers issue nuisance complaint against Macarthur 

Credit:  May 27, 2014 | www.theaustralian.com.au ~~

A law firm has called on Moyne Shire in southwestern Victoria to order AGL Energy’s giant Macarthur wind farm to stop at night, citing noise concerns, The Warrnambool Standard reports.

According to the newspaper, firm Piper Alderman, representing residents, have labelled the 140-turbine wind farm “a serious risk to public health”, saying it had an obligation to take action after receiving 20 official complaints from residents last year.

“Our clients consider that the council has a duty, not only to remedy the nuisance detailed in the notifications in accordance with the act [Public Health and Wellbeing Act], but also a duty of common law to protect our clients from reasonably-foreseeable harm,” the firm said in a letter to the council, The Standard reports.

The council has begun investigating the nuisance complaints, the newspaper reports,with the shire’s energy and major projects co-ordinator Russell Guest saying it had to ensure the wind farm complied with noise standards set out in the original planning permit, adding that councils were being left to resolve complex and little understood matters relating to wind farms.

Source:  May 27, 2014 | www.theaustralian.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 educational 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 Contributions
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)

Share:

e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share


News Watch Home

Get the Facts
CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.

 Follow:

Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky