Call to halt wind farms

CURRENT PROJECT: Infigen Energy is building a $38.5m wind power battery storage system near Tantanoola. Picture: J.L. “FRED” SMITH

THE proposed 136 turbine extension to the Woakwine Range windfarm will be put on hold if a novice minor party MP has her way.

SA Best MLC Connie Bonaros has called for a moratorium on all new wind farms in South Australia due to the possibility of adverse health impacts.

Such a moratorium would stall the plans of Infigen Energy, which already has 112 wind turbines at Lake Bonney and is currently building a $38.5m battery storage system near Tantanoola.

Infigen Energy secured planning approval six years ago for a further 136 turbines northwards along the Woakwine Range between Millicent and Cape Jaffa.

Work on the expansion is yet to start.

Speaking recently in the Legislative Council, Ms Bonaros referred to a recent World Health Organisation report to back-up her call for a moratorium.

“The renowned Geneva-based organisation

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