[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

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

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Moyne Shire Council to write to wind farm companies to discuss impact of transmission lines  

Credit:  Rachael Houlihan | The Standard | April 26 2018 | www.standard.net.au ~~

Moyne Shire Council will write to the heads of four wind farm companies with projects in the municipality, requesting a meeting to discuss the impact of transmission lines.

Councillors voted unanimously at the monthly meeting for a workshop to be held with Global Power Generation, Windfarm Developments, Acciona and Tilt Renewable representatives to discuss the proposed route of transmission lines within the shire.

They will also seek details of the companys’ public consultation with affected communities.

Resident’s concerns are mounting about the impact of several power transmission lines from new and planned wind farms in the south-west.

A petition is being circulated in the Noorat and Mortlake communities calling for a halt to further construction of transmission lines until there is more regulation to reduce their footprint on the landscape.

The council will also seek information from the companies about their consultation with other wind farms in the shire in regard to sharing transmission lines and any investigations they have done in regard to installing the lines underground.

Moyne Shire has five wind farms with routes of the transmission lines to the grid currently being planned. The Salt Creek wind farm has nearly completed its transmission line.

Other wind farms in the region are Hawkesdale, Ryan’s Corner, Woolsthorpe, Mortlake South and Dundonnell.

A council report said the route lines had caused “a great deal of public criticism and angst with in the affected communities”.

Councillor Colin Ryan said there had been no consultation with the community in regards to the placement of transmission lines.

The council also voted to write to the state government planning minister and minister for energy to request transmission lines and substations were subject to planning permit approval, which they currently do not need.

Source:  Rachael Houlihan | The Standard | April 26 2018 | www.standard.net.au

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

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

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter