Residents near the site say it's not a case of 'not in my backyard', but they have concerns. 2nd August, 2020 By Scott Kovacevic, Gympie Times; www.gympietimes.com.au Claims of widespread community consultation on a proposed $2 billion wind farm at Toolara have been refuted, with accusations the process kept people in the dark so they … Continue reading Angry Locals Say No Consultation On Gympie Region Wind Farm
By Spectator-Observer Partnership-4th Sep 2006 Originally written by Bill Meldrum Cape Bridgewater residents are gearing up for a campaign against Pacific Hydro's proposed powerline route for the second stage of the Portland Wind Energy Project. It follows the leaking and circulation of terse correspondence made last year by Pacific Hydro project co-ordinator Danny Halstead in … Continue reading Power Play Cape Bridgewater Residents Oppose Pacific Hydro’s Proposed Powerline Route- 2006
2nd August 2020 by Daniel Miles-ABC South West Vic Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-02/victorian-farmer-ploughs-message-to-ausnet-powerlines-myrniong/12516126 Farmer Peter Muir normally grows canola, wheat and barley in this western Victorian paddock(Supplied: Moorabool And Central Highlands Power Alliance) A western Victorian farmer has taken a plough to one of his most productive paddocks to send a message to the company behind a … Continue reading Victorian Farmer Ploughs Message To Ausnet Over Powerline Project Into Myrniong Paddock
'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.
Suddenly, previously taboo questions are being heard. For example, are the emissions released in the building and installation of turbines ever really offset? Given their major impact on bird mortality and possible links to childhood leukaemia, should the spread of overhead powerlines be limited? And with an estimated 43 million tonnes by 2050 of unrecyclable blade waste, who will pay the cost of decommissioning?