Setbacks to stall wind farm growth
"It is considered that the nature of the proposed wind farm development will adversely and unreasonably impact on the health and amenity of the locality through noise and vibration caused by the operation and the hours or operation of the proposed wind farm development," the panel stated in council minutes.
August 30, 2012
by Malcolm Sutton
in Stock Journal
The future of new wind farms proposed for South Australia is in question following a month of setbacks for developers.
Last week, AGL Energy Limited announced it would no longer pursue a 33-turbine proposal east of Hallett and would instead look to develop a new proposal incorporating "more economic wind turbine technology".
Called Hallett Stage 3, it was to be the final proposal in a five-stage wind farm.
It was put on hold late last year after local diesel mechanic Bill Quinn successfully appealed to the SA Supreme Court over an Environment, Resources and Development Court decision.
Mr Quinn based his... [continue via Web link]