Corporate social responsibility? Lifestyle region set for destruction by opportunistic landowner and industrial wind farm developer
Why is the location of the proposed Delburn wind farm inappropriate?
Worse than the troubled Bald Hills Wind Farm
Despite the Delburn turbines being bigger and noisier than those at Bald Hills, and located in hillier terrain where sound can project further, they will be placed at similar distances to houses.
- The Bald Hills Wind Farm has been proven to be in breach of the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Act. A recent independent and peer reviewed noise assessment found it to be non-compliant with the regulations.
- The same bodies involved in the development of the Bald Hills Wind Farm are involved in the Delburn proposal. This includes OSMI directors Peter Marriott and Stephen Buckle, and Marshall Day Acoustics.
* an increase of 10 bB(A) results in a doubling of sound levels. ** Although the rotations per minute are lower for the Delburn turbines, the longer blade langth means the tips are traveling at higher speeds. Most of the noise is generated at the blade tip.