A number of committee members met in Sydney with a senior advisor to Pru Goward and a senior representative of the Department of Planning on Thursday 17/7. See our detailed notes from the meeting.
At the meeting with Goward’s advisor and the department we concentrated on points we have previously communicated to the department and Minister, in particular:
The members' meeting held on June 22nd, 2014 was attended by more than 70 members and unanimously passed the following resolutions.
For most people, their views on wind farms are just theoretical or sanitized by money they earn from wind farms. But people who actually live, or have lived, near wind farms speak from experience. Many of them speak of living an endless nightmare. Some of those views are recorded here.
They are encapsulated in the statement “We fought the wind farm company but they were too big, they sent out 'heavies' to smooth things over when we had a problem, big men, sent to intimidate, they lie."
20/6/14 To: Karen.Jones@planning.nsw.gov.au
On Saturday 14th June, EPYC held an "exhibition" day at Tarago Hall, from noon to 3pm.
The prior notice had lead many people to believe it was a meeting at which they could ask questions and collectively hear answers and discuss with EPYC. Sadly that was not the case.
At a meeting at Tarago Hall on June 22nd, Residents Against Jupiter Wind Turbines elected 7 community representatives to the Community Consultative Committee (CCC) required under the NSW Draft Wind Farm guidelines. A further 8 alternates were elected to attend meetings in the absence of the elected representatives. Details have been sent to the Secretary of the Department of Planning and Environment who, under the guidelines, is responsible for appointing the communi
Residents Against Jupiter Wind Turbines is calling for nomination for positions as community representatives on the Community Consultative Committee in relation to the proposed Jupiter wind turbine complex.
The Department of Planning’s wind farm guidelines:
A letter has been sent to Minister Goward outlining a series of failures and activities by her new department that collectively constitute maladministration whose effect is to serve the interests of EPYC, the proponent of the Jupiter wind turbine complex, to the detriment of the local community.
The Hon. Pru Goward, member for Goulburn, has been appointed Minister for Planning in the Baird government of NSW.
As local member, Pru Goward has previously expressed concern about the effect of wind turbine complexes on local communities. She attended the community meeting at Tarago Hall on February 18th, 2014 and spoke then of her concern.
Naturally we hope that concern will now be translated into government policy in relation to wind turbines and change the behavior of her new department.
Listed below are items of correspondence with or from the Department of Planning and Infrastructure (DPI).