NSW Planning Dept Scotches Jupiter Wind Farm Project: Locals Ecstatic

  Utterly pointless and universally detested in the communities where they get speared, wind turbines have one real purpose: harvesting subsidies. Communities that get organised early and fight hard from the get go have a chance of avoiding becoming ‘road-kill’ for renewables rent seekers. However, start bargaining with wind power outfits about setbacks from homes, […]

Wind Industry Corruption in NSW: Planning Officer ‘Doctors’ Noise Impact Report to Get Project Approval

New South Wales is a hotbed of wind industry corruption, as Maurice Newman (the Business Adviser to former PM, Tony Abbott) laid plain during a recent interview with STT Champion, Alan Jones: Wind Industry Corruption in NSW: Maurice Newman Lifts the Lid Alan is back, this time with yet more detail on just how rotten […]

Gullen Range Wind Farm Fiasco: NSW Planning Minister, Pru Goward Intervenes

The Gullen Range Wind Farm has been a disaster from the get go (see our post here) – with hundreds of homes lined up as sonic torture traps (see our post here). There are 32 non-involved residences within 1.5 km of the turbines; about 60 within 2 km; and 118 within 3 km. Within 5 […]

Developers furious as opponent’s right to appeal restored in NSW

When it was in power the New South Wales State Labor government stripped opponents of their right to appeal against wind farm developments – why let people have a say, hey? The Liberal (Coalition) government has finally moved to restore them – with developers reacting with their characteristic childish impertinence. Development applications have been handled […]

NSW PAC – Unfazed by RATCH’s Lies, Treachery & Deceit

STT readers will remember the hunt to find the elusive Frank Bestic – who we believed – at that time – was a former Transfield employee who had apparently “jumped ship” to help in the fight to save Collector. It turned out that Frank was none other than Nick Valentine – RATCH’s head goon in […]

Alan Jones on RATCH’s proposed Collector Calamity

**** A while back we reported on efforts to keep Thai wind scam outfit RATCH from messing up Collector’s pristine pumpkin patch. Back in May we covered the frantic efforts by local hopeful turbine host Gary Poile and RATCH’s spinmaster Nick Valentine to win local hearts and minds in our posts here and here. RATCH […]

The Gullen Range wind farm is a disaster waiting to happen

  From a correspondent in the field Gullen Range wind farm – a project by the Chinese company Goldwind – is approved, and is currently being built. Local people have tried to stop it in the NSW Land & Environment Court, without success. We have lobbied the NSW government and local MPs, again without success. […]