OPINION: Windfarm complaint made loud and clear

AN INDEPENDENT one year study released last week found noise generated by a Victorian wind farm was harming people living nearby.

A class-action lawsuit seeking millions of dollars in compensation is now being planned by a group of farmers against their council, a Japanese wind developer and the state government.

It has spectacular implications for the wind turbine industry and Local Government, which have ploughed on with wind developments, regardless of complaints – including Wattle Range, Robe and Kingston.

Despite a public outcry in June 2012, those three councils gave Infigen Energy approval to build the Woakwine windfarm – another 124 turbines stretching into the sky along the Woakwine Range from Millicent, flanking the coast.

At the time Infigen claimed it had consulted with the community.

But during the


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