Infigen gets green light for 50-MW wind park in Victoria
Nov 27, 2013 - The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has given development nod to Aussie firm Infigen Energy’s (ASX:IFN) proposal for a 50-MW Cherry Tree wind park in Victoria, the developer said Tuesday.
The approval was issued following Infinery’s appeal against Mitchell Shire Council’s previous decision to reject the project due to health concerns and fears that it would ruin the landscape. The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found that the visual and environmental impacts of the scheme are acceptable and that the wind park complies with the prescribed noise standards. It will also not “give rise to problems relating to bushfire, salinity, erosion or aviation”, Infinergy said.
The Australian wind farm operator plans to construct the 16-turbine wind park near the town of Seymour, north of Melbourne. Once operational, it is expected to produce enough electricity to supply about 27,500 local households.
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