Residents take challenge to Latrobe Valley wind farm to Supreme Court 8th June 2022 By Emma Field, ABC Gippsland Source: abc.net.au/news/delburn-wind-farm-court-challenge/101136902 Residents have challenged plans for a planned wind farm in Victoria's east.(Four Corners: Karen Michelmore) A group of Victorian residents living near a site earmarked for a wind farm will challenge the project's approval in the state's … Continue reading Residents Challenge Delburn Wind
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When Is A Noise Limit Not A Noise Limit?
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?
Fresh Wind Farm Battle
47 wind turbines are government approved to be built in brolga buffer zones at the proposed Golden Plains wind farm.
Wind Farm Owners Denied Turbines Were Too Loud
Wind farm owners denied turbines were too loud, yet claimed compensation for them 11th October, 2021 by Michael Fowler, The Age Source: https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/wind-farm-owners-denied-turbines-were-too-loud-yet-claimed-compensation-for-them A Gippsland wind farm was receiving nearly $12 million in compensation payments for loud, faulty turbines despite denying they were causing a noise disturbance to local farmers, who are now suing the … Continue reading Wind Farm Owners Denied Turbines Were Too Loud
Energy Commissioner ‘Blasted’
Thanks, but no thanks, says Bald Hills trial judge 9th September, 2021 by Sentinel-times; https://sgst.com.au/2021/09/thanks-but-no-thanks-says-bald-hill-judge/ The feathers are already flying in the Supreme Court fight between neighbours of the Bald Hills Wind Farm and its operators over allegations of "substantial and unreasonable" noise levels and Justice Melinda Richards had a few blows of her own … Continue reading Energy Commissioner ‘Blasted’
Bald Hills WF Nuisance Vic Supreme Court Case
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
Bald Hills Wind Turbine Noise
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
Ruling of Hawkesdale People v Planning Minister
20210820 Hawkesdale v Minister for Planning 2021 VSC 510Download Hawkesdale community group's case dismissed against wind farm 20th August, 2021 by Jackson Graham and Kyra Gillespie, The Standard https://www.standard.net.au/story/7394836/judge-dismisses-groups-wind-farm-case/ A Hawkesdale community group’s claim that an extension to a planning permit for a wind farm on the town’s outskirts was invalid has been dismissed by … Continue reading Ruling of Hawkesdale People v Planning Minister
Brolga Backer-Hamish Cumming
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