When Is A Noise Limit Not A Noise Limit?

7th April, 2022 by Meg Lee, Hall & Wilcox https://hallandwilcox.com.au/thinking/when-is-a-noise-limit-not-a-noise-limit/ In a landmark ruling, the Victorian Supreme Court has held that noise emitted from the Bald Hills Wind Farm constituted a nuisance to its neighbours, even if those emissions had been found to comply with the conditions in its planning permit. Further, and of cause … Continue reading When Is A Noise Limit Not A Noise Limit?

Bald Hills’ Decision Possible Blow

Bald Hills’ decision possible blow for all wind farms 23rd March, 2022 By Sentinel-Times Source: https://sgst.com.au/2022/03/bald-hills-decision-possible-blow-for-wind-farms/ A decision in the Supreme Court this Friday involving the Bald Hills Wind Farm could have implications for the future of all onshore wind farms. DAMAGES in the millions and an injunction placing restrictions on the operation of the … Continue reading Bald Hills’ Decision Possible Blow

Wind Farm Owners Denied Turbines Were Too Loud

Wind farm owners denied turbines were too loud, yet claimed compensation for them 11th October, 2021 by Michael Fowler, The Age Source: https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/wind-farm-owners-denied-turbines-were-too-loud-yet-claimed-compensation-for-them A Gippsland wind farm was receiving nearly $12 million in compensation payments for loud, faulty turbines despite denying they were causing a noise disturbance to local farmers, who are now suing the … Continue reading Wind Farm Owners Denied Turbines Were Too Loud

Energy Commissioner ‘Blasted’

Thanks, but no thanks, says Bald Hills trial judge 9th September, 2021 by Sentinel-times; https://sgst.com.au/2021/09/thanks-but-no-thanks-says-bald-hill-judge/ The feathers are already flying in the Supreme Court fight between neighbours of the Bald Hills Wind Farm and its operators over allegations of "substantial and unreasonable" noise levels and Justice Melinda Richards had a few blows of her own … Continue reading Energy Commissioner ‘Blasted’

Bald Hills WF Nuisance Vic Supreme Court Case

Wind farm nuisance test case starts in Victoria Supreme Court 7th September, 2021 by Emma field and Rio Davis, Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/supreme-court-to-rule-if-wind-farm-a-nuisance/ Land owner John Zakula says noise from the turbines rendered him unable to sleep.(Supplied) What could become a landmark legal battle to determine if a Victorian wind farm created a significant nuisance for its … Continue reading Bald Hills WF Nuisance Vic Supreme Court Case

MP’s Speeches Objecting Changes To Public Health And Wellbeing Act.

Proposed changes by the Victorian State Government mean wind farm noise and complaints will no longer be able to be dealt with by local Shire Councils under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act. If this is approved rural communities with genuine concerns about wind energy or being are affected by wind farm nuisance will lose … Continue reading MP’s Speeches Objecting Changes To Public Health And Wellbeing Act.