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Feedback Sought On Wind Farm Code

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AGL has proposed construction of a wind farm at Coopers Gap, near Boyneside (Photo: AGL)

April 22, 2014

The State Government is seeking feedback on a new code which will be used to assess wind farm developments in Queensland.

The code will be incorporated into State Development Assessment Provisions which would enable future wind farm proposals to be assessed by the State Assessment and Referral Agency.

This effectively transfers responsibility for assessing a wind farm development from a local council to the State Government.

The State Government says the new code will:

  • Facilitate the establishment of new wind farms or the expansion of existing wind farms in appropriate locations
  • Ensure wind farms avoid potential adverse impacts on the community and environment in the construction, operation and decommissioning  of wind farms.

For information about providing feedback, visit the Department of State Development and Infrastructure Planning website

Submissions must be received by 5:00pm on May 13.

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One Response to Feedback Sought On Wind Farm Code

  1. Rob

    Good luck trying to sell a renewable energy source to Sth Burnett majority. Coal-powered highly polluting energy is the issue that gets all the people excited in this region. Take a trip to WA folks and see firsthand how cattle graze directly below wind turbines unaffected. The noise is nothing, barely heard 100m away from turbine, couple hundred, nothing! Windfarm at Albany powers the whole town and it’s a much larger town than all Sth Burnett towns together. Windfarm at Eneabba WA powers the salt desalination plant. Get with the times Sth Burnett!!