7th April, 2022 by Meg Lee, Hall & Wilcox https://hallandwilcox.com.au/thinking/when-is-a-noise-limit-not-a-noise-limit/ In a landmark ruling, the Victorian Supreme Court has held that noise emitted from the Bald Hills Wind Farm constituted a nuisance to its neighbours, even if those emissions had been found to comply with the conditions in its planning permit. Further, and of cause … Continue reading When Is A Noise Limit Not A Noise Limit?
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
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
20th June, 2021 Via Wind Farm Living The new EPA controlled wind facility noise compliance management is all bark but no bite.Unlike the Building Control Commission, which prosecutes bad building work and/or bad builders, there is no wind industry regulatory body, to weed out bad acousticians.The EPA has no authority to access the wind facility … Continue reading EPA Wind Facility Noise Compliance Management
Neighbour Noeleen Hazel, who with husband Bruce has lived for almost 60 years at their farm Kia Ora in Bookham, next door to one of the sites, says the situation is “devastating”.
“It will deface the unique landscape of the Coppabella Hills and cause environmental carnage,” she says.
“We’ve been fighting this for years. We can’t believe it was approved. It’s split the communities – any project needing to pay ongoing bribes to receive support obviously lacks authenticity.”
Among others who oppose the project, local John McGrath raised concerns about the changing air pressure on birds, asking: “If city people want this stuff, why don’t they put it on Bondi Beach?”
'An understanding of the nature of the sound pressure waves(v) emitted by turbines and the impacts of that energy upon neighbours is essential to any assessment of the possible breaching of human rights'.