The Social and Economic Impact of Rural Wind Farms - REPORT
June 23, 2011
by Senate Community Affairs References Committee
On 27 October 2010 the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Community Affairs Committees for inquiry and report. A full report of the committee's findings can be accessed through the links on this page.
The social and economic impacts of rural wind farms, and in particular:
(a) Any adverse health effects for people living in close proximity to wind farms;
(b) Concerns over the excessive noise and vibrations emitted by wind farms, which are in close proximity to people's homes;
(c) The impact of rural wind farms on property values, employment opportunities and farm income;
(d) The interface between Commonwealth, state and local planning laws as they pertain to wind farms; and
(e) Any other relevant matters.