The Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Environment is seeking feedback on the Draft Brolga Assessment and Mitigation Standards for wind energy facility permit applications and the draft planning scheme amendment.
Public consultation is open until 18th December 2020.
Please make a submission or use the questionnaire provided at the vic.gov link above.
Wind farm impacts on the Victorian Brolga population is concerning.
DeFrock understands there has been no successful breeding of Brolga within 5km’s of wind turbines. A reduced buffer zone between turbines and nesting wetlands would likely result in the extinction of the Southern Brolga due to increased fatal collision risk with turbines, powerlines and from displacement from breeding wetlands.