SSF – OSMI MET Tower Vandalism ‘NOT ON’ says SSF.

Community group Strzelecki Sustainable Futures (SSF) has become aware that the Osmi Met wind monitoring mast has been seriously vandalised and has now been lowered for safety reasons. The SSF said it was alarmed by this act of vandalism, which has created an unsafe and dangerous site potentially putting people’s lives at risk. “It’s not…

SSF – Embrace the Renewal

During this COVID-19 pandemic we’ve had the opportunity to assess what is valuable in our lives, and how we can best protect the vulnerable from danger. The State Government’s focus on the health and welfare of all it’s citizens and a slow and steady approach has been inclusive in it’s requirement for all of us…

Melissa Ferguson Questions Wind Farms and Turbines

Candidate in the Latrobe City Council elections in the South Ward Melissa Ferguson said there needed to be a lot more consultation and significant new evidence that supports the Wind Farms before she would be supporting the proposal. She said that what needs to be priority is the effect on the amenity to the residents…

Letter to the Editor – Delburn Wind Farm – Social license not granted.

OSMI’s proposal to build an industrial sized wind farm in the pine plantation above the town has been quietly moving forward, with boxes ticked and legislative requirements met. Peter Marriot, OSMI’s director has told me that he intends to apply for a Planning Permit this year, within the next month or two. Once that permit…

Letter to the Editor – Poor Checks & Balances for Wind Farm Development

It is the responsibility of government departments to present advice to ministers that is balanced. Input must be sought from all stakeholders. Individual proposals should be analysed based on their merits. An industrial scale wind farm in a bushfire prone forest surrounded by townships and lifestyle properties is a far cry from one in a…

Letter to the Editor – Bald Hills Cout case

What is the impact of the recent court decision on Bald hills Wind Farm on the future of Delburn Wind Farm? None!  The court decision confirmed that the South Gippsland Shire followed proper procedure in arriving at its decision regarding reported noise nuisance caused by the wind farm. It made no finding on the correctness…