16th May, 2021 by Kyra Gillespie, The Standard https://www.standard.net.au/story/7254067/wind-farm-david-and-goliath-battle-reaches-supreme-court/ A fight between a small community and a proposed wind farm will reach the Supreme Court of Victoria this month in what residents have dubbed a "David and Goliath battle". The People of the Small Town of Hawkesdale Incorporated, an association made up of about 25 … Continue reading Hawkesdale Wind Farm Battle Reaches Supreme Court
23rd April, 2021 By Ash Bolt, The Spectator, Hamilton Source: https://spec.com.au/article/general/2021/04/23/wind-farm-feud/ The People of the Small Town of Hawkesdale Incorporated member, John Bos is ready to fight to have GPG's wind farm permit revoked THE fear their hometown will fade away if a nearby wind farm goes ahead has pushed members of the Hawkesdale community … Continue reading Wind Farm Feud
December, 2020 By Sarah Hawker, Letter published in Weekly Times. Victoria's Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 defines a nuisance as being "liable to be dangerous to health or offensive". The Andrew's Government is introducing an amendment to the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008. The purpose of the Bill is "to exclude noise or … Continue reading ‘Noise’ Change Steals Protection
Key changes wanted to $2bn wind farm 23rd December, 2020 By Chad Van Estrop, Geelong Advertiser THE developer of a $2bn wind farm planned for northwest of Geelong wrote to landowners telling them it wanted to expand the project before Australia’s highest court decided it could proceed. The 228-turbine Golden Plains wind farm at Rokewood … Continue reading $2bn Wind Farm; Permit Changes?
Image: Wikipedia Links to court documents; http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/vic/VSC/2020/512.html http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/vic/VSC/2020/513.html https://docs.wind-watch.org/Bald-Hills_VSC_2020_512.pdf
Bald Hills landholder John Zakula said he hoped the outcome would highlight the experiences of locals who have fought to hold major corporations legally accountable.
"...brolgas are not breeding within 5km of wind farms in Victoria."- Hamish Cumming.