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Moyne Shire wants underground transmission lines to be mandatory for future wind farms  

Credit:  Monique Patterson | The Standard | May 1 2019 | www.standard.net.au ~~

Moyne Shire Council wants underground transmission lines to be mandatory for all wind farms. Councillors will write to the Minister for Planning asking that this be a requirement for future wind farms.

Mayor Mick Wolfe said existing overhead wind farm powerlines were an eyesore.

“We want to keep the landscape in its present state without it being a spider web,” Councillor Wolfe said.

“It will take away some of the angst in the community.”

The council hopes powerlines will be put underground for the Woolsthorpe, Hawkesdale, Ryan Corner, Mt Fyans, Willatook and Hexham wind farms.

“If these projects all proceed to construction with underground external transmission lines, council estimates this would remove the need for at least 50 kilometres of new overhead transmission lines in the Moyne Shire in the future,” the report presented to the council states.

Source:  Monique Patterson | The Standard | May 1 2019 | www.standard.net.au

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