Residents take challenge to Latrobe Valley wind farm to Supreme Court 8th June 2022 By Emma Field, ABC Gippsland Source: abc.net.au/news/delburn-wind-farm-court-challenge/101136902 Residents have challenged plans for a planned wind farm in Victoria's east.(Four Corners: Karen Michelmore) A group of Victorian residents living near a site earmarked for a wind farm will challenge the project's approval in the state's … Continue reading Residents Challenge Delburn Wind
25th March, 2022 By Jon Daly on PM, ABC Radio The operators of a wind farm have been ordered to stop making noise at night and pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to neighbours for sleepless nights. John Zakula and Noel Uren successfully sued the Bald Hills Wind Farm and have been awarded $260,000 in … Continue reading Noisy WF Legal Precedent-ABC Radio
47 wind turbines are government approved to be built in brolga buffer zones at the proposed Golden Plains wind farm.
Concerned residents vow to fight proposed new Mumblin Wind Farm 3rd December, 2021 By Kyra Gillespie, The Standard Source; https://www.standard.net.au/story/7537212/concerned-residents-vow-to-fight-proposed-new-wind-farm/ A group of concerned residents have vowed to fight a proposed new wind farm in the south-west. Forming the Ecklin-Elingamite-Glenfyne Community Association, around 30 residents have raised concerns about the Mumblin Wind Farm. The proposed … Continue reading Residents Fighting Mumblin WF Proposal
“This is a massive piece of infrastructure being built in Victoria and the public hasn’t seen the final plans.” “What we do know is there will be 215 turbines squeezed into a space where the minister previously told them to accommodate 181.” ~Dominica Tannock
Wind farm owners denied turbines were too loud, yet claimed compensation for them 11th October, 2021 by Michael Fowler, The Age Source: https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/wind-farm-owners-denied-turbines-were-too-loud-yet-claimed-compensation-for-them A Gippsland wind farm was receiving nearly $12 million in compensation payments for loud, faulty turbines despite denying they were causing a noise disturbance to local farmers, who are now suing the … Continue reading Wind Farm Owners Denied Turbines Were Too Loud
Turbine noise goes on trial 3rd August, 2021 By Sentinel Times, https://sgst.com.au/2021/08/turbine-noise-goes-on-trial/ Six years on, the dispute over whether or not the Bald Hills Wind Farm is operating within its planning conditions is yet to be decided but any decision made by the Supreme Court next month will come too late for some. THE operators … Continue reading Bald Hills Wind Turbine Noise
Stanley community meeting over Western Plains wind farm development 11th July, 2021 By Molly Appleton, The Advocate Source: https://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/7335323/right-project-wrong-place-for-wind-farm-proposal/ TOWN MEETING: Murchison MLC Ruth Forrest facilitated the community meeting on the proposed Western Plains Wind Farm. Picture: Molly Appleton The Western Plains development was labelled a "blight on our town" by concerned Stanley resident Jonathan Smith, in … Continue reading Stanley Community Meeting
Wind farm builder donates to Victorian Labor Party as $2b project awaits green light 20th April, 2021 By Michael Fowler, The Age Two companies awaiting state approval to build Australia’s biggest wind farm donated money to the Victorian Labor Party last month, following years of court battles and lobbying the state to sign off on … Continue reading Wind Farm Builder Donates To Victorian Labor Party
Bald Hills landholder John Zakula said he hoped the outcome would highlight the experiences of locals who have fought to hold major corporations legally accountable.