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?
17th August, 2021 By Wind Farm Living The new Victorian Government noise regulations - in 3 Easy StepsDownload https://defrock.org/2020/07/29/wind-turbine-noise-a-simple-statement-of-facts-the-australian-experience/
30th January 2021 By Ash Bolt, The Hamilton Spectator An ongoing bone of contention in the south-west, community group Wind Farm Living says the complaints process offered by Moyne Shire for residents, is "unsatisfactory and inadequate". A South-West community group has labelled the Moyne Shire's wind farm complaint-handling process as "unsatisfactory and inadequate" in a … Continue reading Complaints Process Inadequate
Proposed changes by the Victorian State Government mean wind farm noise and complaints will no longer be able to be dealt with by local Shire Councils under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act. If this is approved rural communities with genuine concerns about wind energy or being are affected by wind farm nuisance will lose … Continue reading MP’s Speeches Objecting Changes To Public Health And Wellbeing Act.
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.
'A spokesperson for the landowners said today that it was an important decision for those affected by the wind farm noise, one that he believed left the operators very little scope for appeal.' -Sentinel Times
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Heidi Asten, Ellen Tarasenko & Thomas Ellicott August 30 2019 Wind energy facility proponents should take note of recent developments in the regulation of noise impacts from wind energy facilities in Victoria, which signal increased scrutiny of noise impacts from operations. This includes: South Gippsland Shire Council’s finding of statutory … Continue reading Recent Developments In The Regulation Of Noise From Wind Energy Facilities In Victoria.