Wind power plan gets butchered
Grand plans for a 25 metre high wind turbine in Garfield's main strip have been rejected by Cardinia Council. ...But he said that a wind turbine would be "totally out of character" in Garfield and said that in the past, a number of applications for solar panels had also been rejected based on aesthetics.
September 6, 2012
by Danielle Galvin
in Gazette Pakenham
Grand plans for a 25 metre high wind turbine in Garfield's main strip have been rejected by Cardinia Council.
Clean Energy Turbines Australia applied for the planning permit for the use of a wind energy facility for Country Style Meats in Garfield to help with some of the running costs.
Cr Graeme Moore supported the officer's recommendation and withdrew the motion to support the refusal of the application.
The company is in the process of building a wind energy facility on a farm in Drouin.
At Monday night's council meeting, Cr Moore asked General Manager Phil Walton how many times he had seen this... [continue via Web link]