11 Jun '12, 5am

Wind farm perceptions in Victoria, NSW and South Australia

Wind farm perceptions in Victoria, NSW and South Australia

A survey report found the majority of residents living near the largest wind farm in NSW, believed the power station had either a good or very good impact on the local community. Image: GIZMODO While community opposition to wind farms may appear to have received the lion’s share of media in recent times; evidence is increasing wind power is not a bogeyman in the eyes of the community. A series of surveys and reports have emerged this year showing that generally speaking, communities are behind wind farms and the opposition is mainly a vocal minority. For example, in January, A CSIRO report stated support for the development of wind farms is stronger than may be assumed from media coverage. A survey report released in May found the majority of residents living near Capital Wind Farm in Bungendore, the largest wind farm in New South Wales, believed the power station had eith...

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