TRUenergy to appeal Stony Gap rejection
TRUenergy will appeal the rejection of its proposed 123 MW Stony Gap wind farm in South Australia.
A panel representing Goyder Council voted against the application for the 41 turbine wind farm due to health concerns relating to noise levels.
The decision to turn down the wind farm application marks the first time an development application of this kind has been rejected at council level since reforms were introduced by the State Government.
TRUenergy will appeal the council decision sighting that application for the wind energy development was backed by the council’s independent planning consultant and was consistent with all state planning rules.
Senator Nick Xenophon says he understands why TRUenergy plans to appeal the Goyder council’s decision.
“This is not unexpected, there is a lot of money at stake here,” he said.
“The developer has a massive commercial interest in this development and I believe this case will be a test case in relation to wind energy in the context of how close it can be located to residents and their homes,” said Senator Xenophon.
TRUenergy recently announced plans to expand its Waterloo wind farm in South Australia from 111 MW to 129 MW. The expansion will bring the total number of turbines on the site to 43.
This entry was posted onWednesday, August 15th, 2012 at 11:02 am and is filed under Latest News, Wind. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. Both comments and pings are currently closed.