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Opponents today vowed to fight the resource consent granted to Meridian Energy to build 70 super-sized wind turbines near Makara in Wellington.
The Environment Court is to decide the fate of the plans for country's two largest windfarm proposals.
Keep wind turbines out of Yass Valley Council area and maintain pristine ridge lines was the overwhelming message from a meeting in Bowning last Tuesday night. Organised for those concerned about the proposed installation of wind generators on Black Range west of Yass, the meeting elected a committee to lobby local and state governments, and to raise awareness within the local community.
The Jardine family has owned their property at Snowy Plain for generations. David Jardine is the fifth generation of his family to own the land and his young grandson should be the seventh.
Windfarms have divided many small, close-knit communities within the Burrinjuck Electorate, local MP, Katrina Hodgkinson told Parliament last week.
Proposed wind farm will set an "alarming" precedent if allowed to go ahead as planned.