8th April, 2021 Source: By Terang Express Maximise spending: Former Moyne Shire councillor Colin Ryan, RE-Alliance representatives Tony Goodfellow and Lucy Allen, and local Mick Murphy OAM have floated the idea of pooling wind farm funding streams in to one fund to maximise investment in big ticket programs and assets. Moyne residents have been encouraged … Continue reading Efforts To Pool Wind Farm Funds Launched
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
‘For our children and grandchildren’: Hundreds fight TransGrid’s transmission line 18th August, 2020 By Hannah Sparks, About regional. https://aboutregional.com.au/for-our-children-and-grandchildren-hundreds-fight-transgrids-transmission-line/ Charley Barber and Rosemary Howe, of Bannister in the Upper Lachlan Shire, are among 600 landholders affected by plans to build a 70-metre high transmission line. Photo: Rachael Cramp. Charley Barber and Rosemary Howe long imagined … Continue reading Hundreds Fight TransGrid’s Transmission Line
Residents share views on a proposed Dundonnell wind farm development. 12th August 2015 By Madelaine McNeil, https://www.standard.net.au/story/3274785/wind-project-impacts-voiced/ Concerns regarding wildlife, noise, loss of native vegetation and road impacts of a proposed $650 million wind farm near Mortlake were outlined at a public hearing on Tuesday. Proponent Trustpower detailed its plan for a 104-turbine wind farm and associated infrastructure, … Continue reading Views On Proposed Dundonnell Wind Farm Development-2015
State government firm on approving wind farms on 'merits' as Moyne Shire doubles down on opposing current planning approach 30th August, 2020 By Jackson Graham, The Standard https://www.standard.net.au/story/6901302/best-interest-of-all-state-firm-on-wind-farm-planning-as-shire-ramps-up-opposition/ IMPASSE: The state government says it is firm on approving wind farms on "merits" as Moyne Shire doubles down on opposing the current approach to planning. The … Continue reading State Gov. Approves Wind Farms On Merits.
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?