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…

Letter to the Editor to much space to Windfarm Critics.

Dear Editors, I find it really disappointing that the three local papers all give space in the letters to the editor section week after week to critics of the Delburn wind farm.  Are they the Bolsonaro of Boolarra that you as editors have to cowl down to every week and print whatever they spew out?…

Letter to the Editor

I do not live near the proposed wind farm and I am not taking sides in the pro or anti discussion; I can see reason both ways. I suspect it will go ahead regardless of what anyone thinks anyway. That is how corporations work. I do wonder though – what is in this for the…

Letter to the Editor – June 2020

Green Groups or Industry Advocates? Friends of the Earth and the Strzelecki Sustainable Futures group have been vocal backers of the Delburn Wind Farm proposal. Their support is a good example of noble cause corruption. Sacri fice is justifiable for the ‘greater good’, especially when others are asked to do the sacrificing. These groups do…

Letter to the Editor, response to the SSF article – June 2020

In the June issue of The Boolarra Link a letter from the SSF was published supporting the Delburn Wind Farm, which is being developed by OSMI. I decided to fact check some of the SSF claims and here’s what I found. SSF claim: Raptors and larger birds have been sighted in the area however evidence…

Letter to the Editor – June 2020

Dear editor, I refer to two recent letters in the Mirboo North Times regarding the proposed Delburn Wind Farm. It appears that those of us who support the wind farm are being criticised as naive or asking people to make some kind of sacrifice in the name of the greater good. But such arguments ignore…

Letter to the Editor – June 2020

Positive Views The Hazelwood Power Station chimneys have been a prominent feature of the Latrobe Valley skyline for over 50 years. They were part of a facility that brought jobs, investment and energy security to our part of the country. There was also great harm caused through local and global pollution, asbestos, the mine fire,…