Pyrenees wind farm scrapped
"Our people have been here for 170 years and they really value the country, and to put wind turbines through these beautiful Pyrenees ranges would have been just a massacre," he said.
Mitchell ward councillor David Clark said he wasn't surprised by the scrapping.
September 2, 2012
by Evan Schuurman
in The Courier
For Tony Briody and his two sons, the scrapping of a 19-turbine wind farm in Lexton was a very early Christmas present.
The closest turbine would have been less than one kilometre from their family home, had the plans gone ahead.
But about a week ago Origin Energy representatives visited Lexton community members to tell them the wind farm proposal would be abandoned.
"It's a huge relief, and financially for everybody it is (a relief)," Mr Briody said. "A little place like Lexton, there's a lot of pensioners here who have put all their life savings into their houses and ... if... [continue via Web link]