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Council to issue permit for Bulgana wind farm

A company planning to construct a 63-turbine wind farm at Bulgana-Great Western district in the south-east Wimmera has municipal approval to proceed with the project.

Northern Grampians Shire Council resolved at a special meeting in Stawell on Monday to issue a permit to Bulgana Wind Farm, an Australian subsidiary of global wind-energy company Enerfin.

Mayor Murray Emerson said the council made the decision after an exhaustive process involving thorough consideration of objections.

“The council takes its role as a responsible authority very seriously. We have looked carefully at all the issues raised and resolved to issue the permit with a number of conditions attached,” Cr Emerson said.

“We undertook site visits and a number of briefings prior to a decision being made and gathered as much information and documentation as we possibly could.

“All of this was considered in great detail in the lead up to the council’s decision.

“Developments of this size and nature don’t come to rural councils very often and although we were not swayed by the economic benefits of the project, it would have been remiss of us not to consider them.”

Cr Emerson said the benefits of the project would extend far beyond obvious environmental wins.

 

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Posted on Mar 25 2015

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