What Empirical Research has Established about Wind Farm Visual Impact-2016

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

Wind Farm Legal Fight

'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 Shire Council Push For 1.5 Km Wind Farm Turbine Setback.

'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.

Golden Plains Wind Farm Planning Contradiction

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