Editorial: – Dec. 2019

We are now in December and many are in preparation of Christmas, a time traditionally seen as a time of peace and understanding. Unfortunately in our community the division is deepened by a commercial company. Each side has some passionate members who forget to listen and respect the other side, I noticed community members abusing…

OSMI Delburn Wind Farm update – Sep. 2019

Met mast installation A temporary meteorological tower (met mast), a guy-wire supported lattice structure to collect accurate information regarding weather conditions and wind speed at approximately the proposed hub height of the wind turbines (160 m) is planned to be installed during September. It will be installed in the central part of the project site,…

Threats To Health From Wind Farm Noise Pollution – Sep. 2019

As industrial scale wind farms have spread globally, so have the complaints about sleep disturbance, headaches, tinnitus, dizziness, nausea, anxiety and cardiovascular problems. The wind industry has been quick to dismiss turbines as the cause. The mantra is “What you can’t hear can’t hurt you.” Noise regulations reflect this thinking as they only focus on…

Boolarra Community Development Group AGM 2019

Annual General Meeting – 22 August 2019 Report from the Chair Introduction Thank you all for your attendance this evening. We have many willing volunteers in Boolarra, serving in a diversity of community groups and clubs, and many of us wear hats in several different organisations. It is a testament to our community spirit in…

Strzelecki Community Alliance – Sep. 2019

Residents React as Windfarm Developer Downplays Dangers A Washington wildfire last month, caused by a faulty wind turbine, provides yet another example of why residents should be concerned about the fire risk from the proposed Delburn Wind Farm. Developer OSMI Australia wants approval to build 35 turbines in approximately 5,000 acres of highly combustible pine…

Editorial September 2019

As editor of The Boolarra link I have watched the discussions about the proposal of the Delburn Windfarm, with sadness I see the community dividing about the issue, for or against. On one side, part of the community is scared to lose their lifestyles, and the value of their assets, as they point to potential…