The Gullen Range wind farm was a disaster from the get go (see our post here) – with hundreds of homes turned into sonic torture traps (see our post here). There are 32 non-involved residences within 1.5 km of turbines; about 60 within 2 km; and 118 within 3 km. Within 5 km there are about 240 non-involved residences.
The planning “process” was a complete farce, from go to whoa.
Its Chinese owner, Goldwind has been pushing to expand its operation near Crookwell in NSW for years. However, locals went on the offensive, early – the community was better organised and were prepared to fight to the finish.
In an uncharacteristically lucky break, the Department of Planning and Environment sided with the community, rather than swallow the developer’s standard line that rural folk just can’t wait to get dozens of 300 tonne monsters speared into their backyards…
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