Residents mobilising against Kyneton wind
An independent expert assessment will be used by a Mid-Murray group to argue is case against the development of the Kyneton wind farm in South Australia’s Mount Lofty Ranges.
The Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges Landscape Guardians are lodging a submission to the Development Assessment Commission which will include details on environmental, social and economic impacts of wind farms.
The group’s chairman, Tony Walker says the proposal put forward by Pacific Hydro contains statements made by the National Health and Medical Research Council, which may be inaccurate.
“Brett Horner, the Canadian, has actually done an audit of the references cited in both those documents [and] found that there is a lot of selective citing of references and that some of the references appear to not support the arguments that they’re reported to support,” Mr Walker said.
As well as Mr Horner’s assessment, Mr Walker says the submission will also include a number of testimonials from hosts of the wind farm, “who are actually making money from the turbine who recognise they caused issues and they’re publicly making statements saying these things are no good, they’re too close and they’re causing problems.”
The Development Assessment Commission will look at submission for two to three months before making their recommendations to the Minister.
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