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New group to fight wind farm proposals

A new landscape guardians group has been set up to fight plans for two big wind farms. The Western Plains Guardians are worried about proposals for farms at Nerrin Nerrin, south-east of Lake Bolac, and at Stockyard Hill, south of Beaufort. Each is believed to have at least 100 turbines. Group spokesman Warick Read says a moratorium on further wind farms is needed until a national code for assessing them is in place. "The groups really would like to see the Government engage with the community a little bit more and just say, 'look, just pull up on these things a little'," he said. "I suppose people are feeling as though they're being railroaded into it, that these companies propose these developments and they're over a certain size and the council doesn't really have any input into it at all. "If only they could open the guidelines a little bit more and make it a lot more transparent."

A new landscape guardians group has been set up to fight plans for two big wind farms.

The Western Plains Guardians are worried about proposals for farms at Nerrin Nerrin, south-east of Lake Bolac, and at Stockyard Hill, south of Beaufort.

Each is believed to have at least 100 turbines.

Group spokesman Warick Read says a moratorium on further wind farms is needed until a national code for assessing them is in place.

"The groups really would like to see the Government engage with the community a little bit more and just say, 'look, just pull up on these things a little'," he said.

"I suppose people are feeling as though they're being railroaded into it, that these companies propose these developments and they're over a certain size and the council doesn't really have any input into it at all.

"If only they could open the guidelines a little bit more and make it a lot more transparent."

A new landscape guardians group has been set up to fight plans for two big wind farms.

The Western Plains Guardians are worried about proposals for farms at Nerrin Nerrin, south-east of Lake Bolac, and at Stockyard Hill, south of Beaufort.

Each is believed to have at least 100 turbines.

Group spokesman Warick Read says a moratorium on further wind farms is needed until a national code for assessing them is in place.

"The groups really would like to see the Government engage with the community a little bit more and just say, 'look, just pull up on these things a little'," he said.

"I suppose people are feeling as though they're being railroaded into it, that these companies propose these developments and they're over a certain size and the council doesn't really have any input into it at all.

"If only they could open the guidelines a little bit more and make it a lot more transparent."

 


Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/...

FEB 16 2007
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