Wind farm nuisance test case starts in Victoria Supreme Court 7th September, 2021 by Emma field and Rio Davis, Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/supreme-court-to-rule-if-wind-farm-a-nuisance/ Land owner John Zakula says noise from the turbines rendered him unable to sleep.(Supplied) What could become a landmark legal battle to determine if a Victorian wind farm created a significant nuisance for its … Continue reading Bald Hills WF Nuisance Vic Supreme Court Case
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
WF-Ltr-to-Chair-AAAC-Final-26-9-13Download 26 September, 2013Mr Martti WarpeniusChairmanAssociation of Australian Acoustical ConsultantsBy email to email@example.comDear Sir,I write to you as Chairman of the Waubra Foundation and also as an engineer with a reasonable level of knowledge of acoustics, a long history of working with Australia’s best neuroscientists, and three years of listening to and observing first hand … Continue reading Letter To Chair AAAC-2013
Source: https://waubrafoundation.org.au/resources/letter-notice-victorian-premier-daniel-andrews-december-5-2014/ Hon Daniel AndrewsPremier of VictoriaDecember 5, 2014 Dear Premier Andrews, Re: Letter of Notice This letter is to formally advise you and your government Ministers in relevant portfolios that you are all now legally on notice about the serious adverse health effects caused directly and indirectly by exposure to industrial wind turbines. You … Continue reading Letter Of Notice To Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews- 2014
'The categorisation “minor” camouflages major concessions made by a responsible public official and senior Victorian Government Minister to an industry which is knowingly and deliberately harming rural residents with acoustic pollution from wind turbines. VC113 will inevitably and predictably result in more widespread and severe abuses of human rights, particularly the torture of wind project neighbours from prolonged sleep deprivation.'
'The expansion of wind farm facilities in Australia has led to widespread community complaints regarding noise, sleep disturbance and adverse health effects.
This five-year collaborative study is looking into how the noise from wind turbines affects people's health. It also tests how much windfarm noise disturbs sleep compared to traffic noise'.
'Independent acoustical and medical
professionals(xiii) are satisfied that victims are exposed to airborne pressure waves (sound) and possibly ground borne pressure waves (vibration) to the point which is, for some victims, unbearable and quite clearly cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment'.
'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'.
'Experience overseas suggests that, apart from hydro power, renewables are unreliable, uneconomical and very unfriendly to the environment they are claimed to protect. Evidence from places investing heavily in renewables such as Denmark, Germany and California demonstrates they are intermittent power generators needing back-up from conventional energy sources.'-John Mikkelsen
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.