Another NSW wind farm approved as Victoria lags behind

r3_3_1198_678_w1200_h678_fmaxThe NSW Planning Assessment Commission has approved the 42 turbine Flyers Creek wind farm.

“The Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) OK’d all but one of the 150-metre tall wind turbines proposed on 26 properties 20 kilometres south of Orange,” report the Central Western Daily.

According to Infigen Energy, the $195 million project  “generate more than enough electricity to power all of the homes in Orange, Bathurst and the Blayney Shire.”

Infigen senior development manager Jonathan Upson said the “community wind farm project” began when two farmers approached the company about establishing a wind farm on their properties more than five years ago.

Meanwhile, it has been years since a project of this size has been approved in Victoria. A mere 24 turbines have been approved under the Coalition government since Ted Baillieu’s anti-wind farm laws took effect. 

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