Bald hills gets the go-ahead

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Subject: Bald hills gets the go-ahead
From: "Bill Stent" <>
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2006 13:02:07 +1100

Campbell backflip on wind farm
December 21, 2006 - 11:28AM

Federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell has given the go-ahead for the
$220 million Bald Hills wind farm, reversing a controversial decision in
which he said the project would pose a danger to the rare orange-bellied

Senator Campbell today said the wind farm had been given federal
approval subject to key changes to the turbine layout and strict
conditions to protect the parrot and other threatened species.

These included a two-kilometre corridor between wind turbines and the
South Gippsland coastline, which means six planned turbines positions
have moved. Also, no turbines can stand within 300 metres of the Bald
Hills Wetland Reserve or within 800 metres of the edge of the largest
area of open water habitat within the reserve.

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