24th May 2022, DELWP Source: https://planning-schemes.app.planning.vic.gov.au/Golden%20Plains/amendments/C100gpla Amendment Summary Description Please Note: The description below is a brief summary of the proposed amendment. To verify content of the final approved amendment see the Explanatory Report. Amend the Golden Plains Planning Scheme to incorporate an Incorporated Document pursuant to the Specific Controls Overlay to provide planning permission … Continue reading Planning Amendment C100gpla- Golden Plains WF- May 2022
Powerlines and potatoes: the renewable energy transmission project causing angst in central Victoria 2nd May,2022 By Tim McGlone, The Guardian Source: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/02/powerlines-and-potatoes-the-renewable-energy-transmission-project-causing-angst-in-central-victoria In the central highlands north-west of Melbourne, farmers are fighting plans to install 85-metre towers through their properties Many different handmade signs can be seen along properties in Victoria’s Blampied, but they send … Continue reading Powerlines & Potatoes
Farmers block AusNet from accessing properties in proposed transmission corridor 9th March, 2022 By Jane McNaughton, ABC, Vic Country Hour Source; https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2022-03-09/farmers-block-ausnet-from-properties AusNet representatives called the police when the protesters blocked their path.(Supplied: Lindsay Cooke) Dozens of farmers have gathered at a property north of Ballarat to block energy company AusNet's attempts to conduct a investigation required for the … Continue reading Farmers Block AusNet
"We in the regions want the people of Melbourne to have renewable energy, but it doesn't have to be at our cost by ripping up our beautiful land."-Ms Muir.
AusNet's offer of $200K for high voltage transmission lines sparks landholder outrage 10th November, 2021 By Laura Mayers and Nicole Chvastek, ABC Ballarat Source; https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-10/ausnet-landowner-outrage-despite-200000-dollar-per-tower/100608244 The community is angry about plans to run high-voltage powerlines through Western Victoria.(Supplied: Moorabool and Central Highlands Power Alliance) AusNet has released its compensation plan for landowners willing to give … Continue reading Outrage at AusNet $200,000 Offer
'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.