NEW SOUTH WALES WIND FARM PROJECT RECOMMENDED TO GO AHEAD

10/14/2013

A wind farm project in the village of Collector, New South Wales (NSW), has been recommended to proceed despite opposition from the local community. The NSW Department of Planning recommended approval in its final report on the project, which has now been sent to the NSW Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) for a final decision. Local resident Tony Hodgson, president of the anti-wind farm group Friends of Collector, voiced concerns about the wind farm. He believes the Department of Planning report contains many errors, and he predicts there will be strong opposition to the project at a community meeting with PAC scheduled for the end of October. According to Hodgson, the community would like the project to be put on hold until a review of all aspects of wind farm projects—which would address community members’ noise and health concerns—has taken place. If the proposal is approved, project manager Anthony Yeates predicts the wind farm could be completed by the end of 2016. For the full story, see http://www.canberratimes.com.au/environment/collector-wind-farm-project-recommended-to-go-ahead-20131011-2vcu1.html#ixzz2hPwt0rwm.