This energy minister has been in the role for 6 years so an understanding of community concerns of wind farm adverse impacts and residents attitudes that 'enough is enough' would be expected. Discussion of 'best locations' and fast-tracking approvals for new wind farms in Victoria while saying most approvals don't get off the ground, is … Continue reading D’Ambrosio Says New Wind Proposals Could Come ‘from all parts of Victoria’
16th December,2020 By Wind Farm Living Subject: Our Brolgas are heading for extinction on DELWP's Watch.. Hi Wind Farm Living Community, One of our most eminent Wind Farm Living members, Hamish Cumming has completely picked holes in the Moyne Shire’s proposed Brolga Standards submission. I am not sure why the Moyne Shire has not embraced his … Continue reading Brolgas Heading For Extinction
Viva-Lyn Lenehan has started a petition to the Victorian Department Of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, requesting 'Don't Let DEWLP Kill-Off our Brolgas'.! Here's the link to support the petition; https://www.change.org/p/department-of-environment-land-water-and-planning-stop-the-new-legislation-to-kill-off-our-brolgas Stop the New Legislation to Kill-Off our Brolgas November, 2020 By Viva-Lyn Lenehan, source http://www.change.org Don’t Let DELWP Kill-Off our Brolgas.! Brolgas are “Vulnerable to … Continue reading Petition To Stop Killing Off Our Brolgas
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. https://engage.vic.gov.au/draft-brolga-assessment-and-mitigation-standards Public consultation is open until 18th December 2020. Please make a submission or use the questionnaire provided at the vic.gov link above. … Continue reading Draft Brolga Assessment and Mitigation Standard- Nov 2020
"...brolgas are not breeding within 5km of wind farms in Victoria."- Hamish Cumming.
By Dr Michael Crawford — 6th November 2016 Abstract The substantial body of empirical research now available on wind farm visual impact (VI), from very credible and impartial teams, shows a consistent and essentially linear relationship between turbine height, distance and wind farm VI. For any degree of VI (such as the zone of visual … Continue reading What Empirical Research has Established about Wind Farm Visual Impact-2016
'There are now only around 600 Brolga left in Victoria and SE South Australia and these are geographically (and genetically) isolated from the Brolga in Northern Australia. One of the biggest threats to these beautiful birds is wind farms being built in their habitat.'-Hamish Cumming.
'A group, including affected farmers, will take on planning minister Richard Wynne and the project's proponent West-wind Energy at trial after the $1.5 billion Golden Plains wind farm northwest of Geelong was ticked off by the state and federal governments.
Objector Hamish Cumming, and Rokewood farmers Adam Walton and Kellie Walton, who are also behind the challenge, say the number of turbines included in the project should be reduced from 228 to about 130 to protect the brolga bird that breed in the area.'-Chad Van Estrop-Geelong Advertiser.
'Moyne Council will also write to the state government asking it to adopt a five-kilometre setback between a wind farm and a township or city boundary, to preserve amenity and opportunities for urban growth'-Article The Standard.
The council has previously determined to oppose any more wind farms in the shire until the state government adopts a range of the commissioner's recommendations.
Wind Plan needs scrutiny. 22 January 2019 Alex Ford, The Ballarat Courier The state government may have contradicted its own planning advice by approving the Golden Plains wind farm, lawyers say. The state government's environmental effects and planning assessment report for the project states "no other wind farm in Victoria has been approved with such … Continue reading Golden Plains Wind Farm Planning Contradiction