Monday, 30 May 2011

Cables going underground

Herald Sun
19 May 2011, Page: 27

POWER cables to a three turbine wind farm in Chepstowe will be put underground to protect birdlife. Planning Minister Matthew Guy announced his approval of the wind farm yesterday after "calling in" the proposal. Mr Guy said Department of Planning and Community Development officers had conducted an investigation and met all parties associated with the VCAT proceeding. "This approval responds to concerns raised about potential impacts to local Brolga populations and proposes to locate all potentially hazardous power cables underground", he said. "Importantly, the proposal meets the 2010 noise assessment standards".