It is being proposed by Korea Zinc, the world’s largest lead and zinc smelter, who want to secure power for hydrogen production.
The wind farm is in the wrong place. It has 17 Wedge-tailed Eagle nests in its vicinity, and another 70 within daily flying range. The eagles from nearby Cattle Hill wind farm utilise St Patricks Plains as part of their territories.
Noise from the 240 metre-high turbines will impact residents of Wilburville, Flintstone, Shannon and Penstock. While promising compliance, the worst affected land-owners are being tempted to sign lucrative noise waivers.
Social dislocation and disturbance were features of the Cattle Hill build.
Turbines will be located dangerously close to the Highland Lakes Rd – the southern gateway to the Highlands.
TasNetworks plans upgrades to transmission infrastructure in the Great Lake area which will accommodate an additional 1020MW of generation capacity – or seven more wind farms the size of Cattle Hill. The beauty and serenity of the Highland Lakes area will be lost to the thousands who visit here each year.
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