Wind farms

Reversing Victoria's anti-wind farm regulation could boost regional development

Victoria has a new Premier with Ted Baillieu falling on his own sword, with Denis Napthine, the member for South West Coast, being appointed into the role of Premier of Victoria. Just in time as new economic statistics show that the Victorian economy is in recession. Restoring sanity to planning regulations for wind farm development could boost regional development and the Government's very low environmental credentials as it faces re-election in 2014.

Related: Petition - Let's get Victoria back on track: clean energy, protect our farms


Australia's largest proposed wind farm on King Island to supply electricity to Victoria

Hydro Tasmania unveiled plans last night to a public meeting on King Island in Bass Strait for Australia's largest proposed wind farm - a 200 turbine wind farm project called TasWind. The wind farm will produce 600MW of power, enough to supply power for nearly half a million households. The project is estimated to be worth $2 billion.

Coalition’s 2km wind farm veto sets a risky precedent

Media Release:Friends of the Earth 11 March 2011 The Coalition’s proposed right of veto for residents within 2 km of planned wind farms highlights worrying double standards on development, according to Friends of the Earth (FoE).A spokesperson for the Victorian Planning Minister Matthew Guy told the Weekly Times that residents within 2 km of new wind farms would be able to veto a development if they couldn’t reach an agreement with the proponent.