South Australia wind farm project rejected at council level

ABC News A proposed wind farm for the mid-north of South Australia has been rejected. After an extraordinary meeting lasting almost six hours, Goyder Council’s Development Assessment Panel rejected TruEnergy’s proposed Stony Gap wind farm, near Burra. It is the first time a wind farm application has been rejected at council level under the SA Government’s legislation passed last year. The panel made its decision based on noise-related health concerns. Read article

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5 thoughts on “South Australia wind farm project rejected at council level

    • At least they are able to reject proposed IWT developments in Australia. In Ontario citizens have no say. Maybe democracy has a different meaning in Australia. They do have some funny expressions there:).

      Good on ya, South Australia. Ontario can learn something from you.

  1. Shocked into reality!
    Wait –
    Ontario council’s prefer to look @ ‘economic benefits’.
    – so does that mean ‘backroom’ meetings are okay?
    Blinded by the idea – of ‘green’………………….Ugh!

    Conclusion: Ontario councils ‘stuck on stupid’ – ah huh

    ‘[excerpt] After an extraordinary meeting lasting almost six hours, Goyder Council’s Development Assessment Panel rejected TruEnergy’s proposed Stony Gap wind farm, near Burra.

    It is the first time a wind farm application has been rejected at council level under the SA Government’s legislation passed last year.

    The panel made its decision based on noise-related health concerns.

    It heard from 15 people who spoke against the plan and about how it would directly affect them.

    TruEnergy said it was disappointed its application had been rejected.

    It can appeal to the Environment, Resources and Development Court and is now considering whether to do so.’

    • TruEnergy – What will they do?
      I suspect they will slither away – into the night
      creeping into some other community;
      trying their luck there.

  2. Don’t know if Australians have looked into the connections among IWT developers,politicians and environmental groups. Sure has been uncovered in the UK. Most of the news from there has only been about the peoples battles with the government alone.

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