EPYC has indicated an intent to make financial offers to some Jupiter neighbours. While dealing with EPYC is an individual choice, anyone doing so may harm their own interests if unaware of all relevant considerations. The document "If EPYC Makes You a Financial Offer"provides a discussion of many of those considerations.
If approached by EPYC, remember:
A presentation organised by community members for the Jupiter CCC on December 2nd left no doubt about the massive adverse impact of the proposed wind farm, or about the true rural residential nature of the area.
It highlighted the fact that
On October 29th, the Department of Planning and Environment rejected the Jupiter EIS that had been submitted by EPYC. A media release from the Department said:
The Department has reviewed the EIS and found that the proponent has:
If the Department of Planning and Environment accepts the wind farm EIS for public exhibition, it will be announced on the Jupiter page of the major projects website and the page will include a form for registering objections. They can be entered directly on the site and you can also upload documents.
22 August 2014, a bit of a gloomy sky in Goulburn NSW. For the Residents against Jupiter wind turbines (RAJwt), however, it was excitement and trepidation: the day of our protest at the Liberal Party fundraiser at the Southern Star Inn. Most importantly, NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Planning Pru Goward, would be in attendance.
Gathering early outside on both sides of the road, were 50+ residents from both existing and proposed wind turbine farms. People wore t-shirts bearing different slogans:
Residents Against Jupiter Wind Turbines is organising a petition to be presented to the NSW Legislative Assembly and the ACT Legislative Assembly. The wording of the petition is shown at the bottom of this page.
If you have not already done so, please download a copy of the petition here, print it out, get as many signatories as possible and post to Residents Against Jupiter Wind Turbines, PO Box 125, Bungendore NSW 2621 by September 9th.
Many people are interested in the risk of accidents associated with wind turbines and, in our locality, particularly the fire risk.
An excellent ongoing record of wind turbine accidents is maintained by the Caithness Windfarm Information Forum which not only categorises and tabulates a summary of such accidents but provides a pdf with details of every case.
Extract of Goulburn Post article by Louise Thrower
OPPONENTS of a proposed wind farm near Tarago are calling on the state government to ‘do its job.’ Community consultative committees (CCCs) are mandatory under guidelines but are nothing more than a ‘fig leaf,’ says a residents’ group.
The Residents Against Jupiter Wind Farm (RAJWF) has not ruled out political action to press their point.
Last month the group met with a senior advisor to Planning Minister and Goulburn MP Pru Goward and a departmental official in Sydney.
Having been advised that Palerang and Goulburn Mulwaree councils had each recently met with EPYC and a rep from the Department of Planning & Environment (DPE), we enquired about the nature of the meeting and whether any agreements or commitments were reached. Emails from the two councils are below.
From Pete Harrison (Palerang Mayor)