47 wind turbines are government approved to be built in brolga buffer zones at the proposed Golden Plains wind farm.
Planned $4bn offshore windfarm could fully power Alcoa Portland aluminium smelter 8th December, 2021 By Royce Kurmelovs, The Guardian Source; https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/dec/08/excellent-wind-source-offshore-plan-to-power-alcoas-portland-aluminium-smelter-on-renewables The smelter, Victoria’s biggest electricity consumer, could slash emissions if Alinta’s proposed offshore windfarm goes ahead The Alcoa smelter in Portland. Alinta Energy wants to build a 1,000MW offshore windfarm that would power the … Continue reading Proposed ‘Spinifex’ Offshore Windfarm For Portland
Brolga backer eyes new wind farm case 14th August, 2021 By Chad Van Estrop, Geelong Advertiser Farmer Hamish Cumming at a brolga flocking site near his property in Darlington, and (far left) brolgas, which he says will be impacted by the proposed Golden Plains wind farm. Pictures: David Geraghty, Aaron Francis A LONG-TIME opponent of … Continue reading Brolga Backer-Hamish Cumming
DELWP-REZ-Development-Plan-Directions-paperDownload Source REZ-Development-Plan-Directions-paper, Figure 1 Victoria’s Renewable Energy Zones This plan paves the way to Victoria being endlessly opened up to more renewables, energy infrastructure, management and costs. The Victorian government is investing $540 million from the Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) Fund to build Victoria's REZ network and set up VicGrid in July 21. The … Continue reading Vic Renewable Energy Directions Paper – 2021
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.
State government firm on approving wind farms on 'merits' as Moyne Shire doubles down on opposing current planning approach 30th August, 2020 By Jackson Graham, The Standard https://www.standard.net.au/story/6901302/best-interest-of-all-state-firm-on-wind-farm-planning-as-shire-ramps-up-opposition/ IMPASSE: The state government says it is firm on approving wind farms on "merits" as Moyne Shire doubles down on opposing the current approach to planning. The … Continue reading State Gov. Approves Wind Farms On Merits.