Birdlife at wind farm risk
"I'm all for renewable energy. What I am against is the threat to birdlife that will be present by the introduction of turbine blades in what is their migratory route.
"How can Acciona say it has all the information possible when flora and fauna studies were done over a few short days, in drought.
July 21, 2012
by Paula Doran
in Stock & Land
Ramsar-listed lakes in the Western District are at risk of losing significant numbers of birdlife upon the construction of the Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm, according to Birregurra resident Jorda Burnett who has undertaken detailed research into the habits of migratory birds such as the brolga.
Ms Burnett fears the Acciona Energy project has insufficient information on the flight patterns and nesting habits of fauna and that vital studies done during the application process were undertaken during drought.
The Burnett family owns property just kilometres from the Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm site, which is due to commence construction any day.
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