Regional communities fight for underground power 15th February, 2022 By Benjamin Preiss, Regional editor, The Age Source: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/regional-communities-fight-for-underground-power-20220210-p59vec.html The company building a 190-kilometre renewable electricity transmission project in Victoria’s west will consider putting parts of it underground to avoid sections where overhead wires would most dominate the landscape. But regional communities in its path have … Continue reading Underground Power
'Firetrace added that if one in 2,000 turbines catches fire each year, it suggests that a typical wind farm with 150 turbines would be hit by one or two fires in 20 years of operation'.
'Moorabool Shire Mayor David Edwards said the council was pushing for the powerlines to go underground.
"For council to say, 'We just want the project to go away', that's not reality," he said.
"The project will go ahead … but what we've got to do is make sure it's the least impact to the community.
"The negative impact shouldn't be borne by regional Victoria just to feed metropolitan Melbourne. We've been very clear about that."' by Lisa Martin-ABC Ballarat.
8th May 2019 Rob Gunstone, The Standard, http://www.standard.net.au Hands up for action: Kolora farmer Peter Allen calls for a show of hands to support a moratorium on the windfarm development during the information session. Picture: Rob Gunstone Angry farmers have called for a moratorium on the Mortlake South Windfarm until the developer Acciona improves its community … Continue reading Farmers call on Acciona to halt Mortlake South Windfarm development.