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Massive wind farm creates a storm

Mrs Olsen expressed her concerns about the Forest Wind Farm when a committee report on the project was tabled in parliament. In the report, she said “the sheer size and scale of Forest Wind’s proposal should ring alarm bells”.

A $2 billiongreen energy project proposed for forestry land near Maryborough “should ring alarm bells”.

This is the opinion of Boonooroo resident and community representative Christine Olsen.

Mrs Olsen expressed her concerns about the Forest Wind Farm when a committee report on the project was tabled in parliament. In the report, she said “the sheer size and scale of Forest Wind’s proposal should ring alarm bells”.

Mrs Olsen noted the wind farm would have twice as many turbines as the largest wind farm in Queensland — Coopers Gap near Kingaroy — and each tower could be as high as 245m.

She also presented concerns about the possible damage the proposed wind farms could do to the wildlife of the Great Sandy Strait. “The site occupies the heart of the Australian nominated UNESCO Great Sandy Biosphere,” she said in the report. “It contains many bird and bat species of ecological significance: two threatened bat species and 23 threatened bird species.”

A $2 billion green energy project proposed for forestry land near Maryborough “should ring alarm bells”.

This is the opinion of Boonooroo resident and community representative Christine Olsen.

Mrs Olsen expressed her concerns about the Forest Wind Farm when a committee report on the project was tabled in parliament. In the report, she said “the sheer size and scale of Forest Wind’s proposal should ring alarm bells”.

Mrs Olsen noted the wind farm would have twice as many turbines as the largest wind farm in Queensland — Coopers Gap near Kingaroy — and each tower could be as high as 245m.

She also presented concerns about the possible damage the proposed wind farms could do to the wildlife of the Great Sandy Strait. “The site occupies the heart of the Australian nominated UNESCO Great Sandy Biosphere,” she said in the report. “It contains many bird and bat species of ecological significance: two threatened bat species and 23 threatened bird species.”


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JUL 13 2020
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