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Lancefield is a small country town nestled in the rolling hills of central Victoria. The town’s location in the Macedon Ranges places it in one of the Baillieu government’s designated ‘no-go zones‘ for wind farms. The township is also located in the middle of two contrasting community responses to wind energy: To the west, the Macedon […]
At the weekend, Yes 2 Renewables recommenced its community engagement program with a ‘listening post’ at the Lancefield & District Farmers Market. The stall gave Y2R the opportunity to engage the community in a dialogue about the role of wind farms. The Weekly Times picked up on our presence at the farmers market and filed the following report:
The following is a letter from last weeks Macedon Ranges Weekly. Where did the ‘No Go’ zones come from? Last year, the state government created a series of ‘No Go’ zones, which block wind energy developments across much of Victoria, including the Macedon – McHarg Ranges. The government seems to think these ranges extend almost […]
The following comes from the Weekly Times. Johanna Leggatt, February 29, 2012 VICTORIAN local councils are taking their fight against wind farm bans to the State Government. The City of Greater Bendigo has written to the Government seeking a revision of the planning laws, which restrict new wind farms in parts of the state. Mount […]
This article is from the Macedon Ranges Weekly. Journalist: Angela Valente A WOODEND sustainability group is ramping up its campaign for a community-owned wind farm on the town’s southern edge. Unfazed that state laws disallow any new wind farm projects in the Macedon Ranges, the group says planning laws could change if the residents support […]
This comes from the Bendigo Advertiser, journalist is Risa Ellen, 22 Nov, 2011. MORE voices are to join the protest against wind farm bans after a conference on community-owned energy projects voted to write to the state government over the issue. About 130 delegates from across Australia attended the two-day Community Power conference in Bendigo […]
As reported by Jason Dowling in The Age, October 26. Well done to the WISE group for persevering! $50,000 spent on wind-farm tests in no-go zone THE state government has paid $50,000 for a 60-metre wind mast – to measure the strength of wind for possible wind turbines – in an area banned for wind […]
In late August, the Baillieu government implemented new planning rules which place large sections of Victoria off-limits to wind farm developments through the creation of No Go zones, and set in place a 2 kilometre ‘right of veto’, whereby a single household can block any turbines within 2 kilometres of their home. Planning Minister Matthew […]
The following comes from the Macedon Ranges Weekly. Journalist: Angela Valente. Winds of change the goal for Woodend group A WOODEND group proposing to build a wind farm on Crown land on the town’s edge wants state planning laws changed so the project gets the all-clear. Woodend Integrated Sustainable Energy presented its case to Planning […]
The following media release was sent out reporting on our very positive community meeting in Gisborne on June 23. We will be publishing more information and video from the event here shortly. Gisborne meeting backs community wind farms for Macedon Ranges 75 people, mostly Macedon Ranges residents, packed a hall at New Gisborne on Thursday […]