In September, independent filmmaker Neil Barrett released a short documentary presenting the views of people living near one of Australia’s largest wind farms, located in Waubra, Victoria.
The personal accounts Mr Barrett documents in The Way the Wind Blows demonstrates there is strong support for the wind farm within the Waubra community. The personal accounts tell a positive story and challenge the myths that have emerged about wind energy.
Elizabeth Daynes is a long-term tenant on a wind turbine host’s property.
“They don’t disturb me at all,” says Elizabeth who lives 500 metres from a turbine. “I don’t gain from them being here at all, except that my grandchildren enjoy them when they come up. They love to drive up the road from Ballarat and keep their eye on the wind mills knowing they’re getting closer and closer to nans. ”
“We’ve got to think about better ways to of producing energy,” reasons Elizabeth. “We need electricity, so why not get it free from the wind and be environmentally friendly as well?”
What else does Elizabeth Daynes have to say about living at one of Australia’s largest wind farms?… Watch the video below to find out.