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Wind Power News: Australia


These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.

March 18, 2018 • AustraliaPrint storyE-mail story

Jupiter Wind Farm application withdrawn after 400-plus objections to Department of Planning and Environment

Locals say they are “surprised and relieved” the proponent of a wind farm between Canberra and Goulburn has withdrawn its application. Renewable energy company EPYC said its proposed 54-turbine Jupiter Wind Farm five kilometres south-east of Tarago will not be going ahead. The long-running controversial project has been widely opposed by local residents and the Queanbeyan-Palerang and Goulburn Mulwaree councils. More than 400 people submitted objections to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE). Earlier this month, the department . . . Complete story »

March 18, 2018 • AustraliaPrint storyE-mail story

Jupiter Wind Farm withdrawn

In a major win for the Residents Against Jupiter Wind Farm, the proposal for the development near Tarago has been entirely withdrawn by the proponent. The Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) – already rejected the Jupiter Wind Farm ealrier this year. The department then referred the Jupiter Wind Farm proposal to the Independent Planning Commission (IPC) for determination on February 23. The department had concluded the state significant development should not proceed in its present form. A spokesperson for . . . Complete story »

March 15, 2018 • Australia, LettersPrint storyE-mail story

The problems with wind farms are real

THERE is now simply too much information in the public domain for the wind industry and its many, often ill informed supporters, to continue with any integrity their relentless attacks on the credibility of long suffering wind farm neighbours – people who know with certainty they have been adversely affected by the operation of nearby wind turbines, in many cases having to leave their homes permanently as a result. Problems exist with wind farms, serious problems, long brushed under the . . . Complete story »

March 15, 2018 • AustraliaPrint storyE-mail story

Decision about Bango Wind Farm proposal referred to commission

Scaled-back plans for the Bango Wind Farm await a final decision by the independent Planning Assessment Commission. The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has referred the wind farm development application to the independent PAC for approval subject to conditions. Mike Young, director of resource and energy assessments, said the department thoroughly assessed the merits of the project by CWP Renewables, which is 30km north of Yass near Boorowa and Rye Park. “During the assessment process, CWP Renewables removed 47 . . . Complete story »

March 14, 2018 • AustraliaPrint storyE-mail story

Controversial wind farm set for approval

A controversial wind farm looks set for approval in the Kangiara, in the Yass Valley Shire as residents take their protest to the Planning Assessment Commission on March 22. The Department of Planning and Environment has recommended it be approved, although scaled back. Yass Valley Mayor Rowena Abbey is circumspect when discussing wind-driven power generation. “Wind farms divide communities and even families,” she said. Currently there are 741 turbines proposed within an 80-kilometre radius of Rye Park, 268 already operating. . . . Complete story »

March 10, 2018 • AustraliaPrint storyE-mail story

Locals lose $700m wind farm battle

A sprawling multimillion-dollar wind farm project can be built despite “substantial” local opposition including from the AFL’s boss, the state’s development court has ruled. AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan was among four groups that launched legal action against the $700 million project, 50km east of Adelaide, between Palmer and Tungkillio in the Mt Lofty Ranges. The Tilt Renewables Australia wind farm, adjacent to the more than century-old McLachlan family sheep and cattle station near Mt Pleasant, was approved by Mid . . . Complete story »

March 8, 2018 • AustraliaPrint storyE-mail story

Pathway to disease: Australian court links wind turbine noise with possible diseases

In a World first, Australia’s Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has declared that the “noise annoyance” caused by wind turbine–generated low-frequency noise and infrasound “is a plausible pathway to disease”. At the AAT hearing in Adelaide, the impacts of wind farm noise were considered by a senior Federal Court judge; the most thorough medial and scientific inquiry on the subject matter conducted in Australia to date. The Tribunal’s findings were based on the “established association between noise annoyance and some diseases, . . . Complete story »

March 8, 2018 • AustraliaPrint storyE-mail story

Nundle mulls wind farm benefits, jobs and visual impact

The proposed $600-million wind farm near Nundle would bring more than 300 jobs to the region, the project’s developer says. The 98-wind turbine proposal from Wind Energy Partners would need a workforce of 272 during its 18 to 24 month construction phase. Once completed, there would be up to 34 ongoing jobs to operate and maintain the wind farm over its 25-year lifetime. There is also the potential for the project to include a solar farm, located on Lindsays Gap . . . Complete story »

March 6, 2018 • AustraliaPrint storyE-mail story

Nundle’s hills of gold scouted for $600m wind farm

A $600-million wind farm on the picturesque hills above Nundle is bound to stir up emotions, but the town has vowed not to let the issue divided it. More than one-third of the town’s population turned out to a public meeting about the proposed development, which would see up to 98 wind turbines, each standing at 220-metres-tall, stretch along 20 kilometres of ridgeline from Handing Rock to Crawney, south east of Nundle. Nundle Business Tourism and Marketing Group chair Nick . . . Complete story »

February 27, 2018 • AustraliaPrint storyE-mail story

Jupiter Wind Farm rejected by Department of Planning and Environment

In a major ‘blow’ for the proponents but a win for many in the community, the Jupiter Wind Farm has been rejected by the Department of Planning and Environment. It still has to go to the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) for the final say, but the department has recommended that approval of the project should be refused. Director of Resource and Energy Assessments Mike Young said the department thoroughly assessed EPYC’s application to build a wind farm with 54 turbines . . . Complete story »

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