COUNCIL APPROVES AMENDMENTS TO YANDIN WIND FARM PERMIT

Posted on: Thursday, 1 February 2018 at 11:37:02 AM

COUNCIL APPROVES AMENDMENTS TO YANDIN WIND FARM PERMIT

With the Shire’s ongoing support of renewable energy, and continued advancement in wind turbine technology, Council approved a request last week to increase the maximum allowable height of wind turbines at Yandin Wind Farm in Dandaragan.

Amendments to the current planning permit were approved at the Ordinary Council Meeting which will allow for an increase in the height of the turbines from 152 to 180 metres. This increase will make way for more modern models to be installed which are generally more efficient, quiet and cost effective, as well as additional electricity generated from the site being maximised.

A thorough consultation process took place which gave local residents and other stakeholders an opportunity to air concerns or support. Photomontages providing a visual representation of the impact of the increased height were shown to Councillors and nearby residents, and the amendments received unanimous support from Councillors.

For further information, see 25 January 2018 Shire of Dandaragan OCM Minutes, or Yandin Wind Farm website.

https://www.dandaragan.wa.gov.au/documents/2018-minutes
http://www.yandinwindfarm.com.au/

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