Oct 28 2019

The NSW Independent Planning Commission is not allowing a multi million wind farm near Crookwell.

 

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment referred the proposed 23 turbine Crookwell 3 Wind farm to the independent body in April, amid community opposition.

 

Three commissioners met with the applicant, Crookwell Development Pty Ltd and the Upper Lachlan council and there was also a public meeting to listen to the community's concerns.

 

These centred on visual and landscape impacts, potential human health effects and remediation and rehabilitiation matters.

 

While the independent commission acknowledged that the wind farm would deliver renewable energy and reduce reliance on fossil fuel consumption, it said there were significant residual issues.

 

Commissioners said visual impacts of the project were unacceptable given the effect on multiple residences.

 

They also said that the site was not suitable for the project because of its proximity to and the nature and scale of visual impacts on residences and the community.

 
Oct 28 2019

South East Local Land Services is encouraging stock producers within its area to attend upcoming confinement feeding and drought management workshops.

 

In the immediate Goulburn area, one of these will be held at Tarago on November 7th.

 

Land Services says with pastures drying off quickly in the last several weeks, the workshops will provide information that will help producers to make feeding and drought management decisions.

 

A spokesman says with the Weather Bureau predicting below average rainfall for the rest of Spring, it is important for producers to think about how they will manage the period ahead.

 
Oct 23 2019

Road re-surfacing work has started on sections of the Hume and Federal highways between Yarra and Sutton.

 

Roads and Maritime Services says the work will deliver smoother and safer travelling for road users.

 

Work is being carried out on week-nights between 7pm and 5am for the next several weeks, weather permitting.

 

On the Federal, work is underway at Yarra on southbound lanes between Kibby Rest Area and Thornford road as well as northbound lanes between Rowes Lagoon and Wollogorang road.

 

Re-surfacing work is also taking place at Sutton for 200 metres south of the Sutton road bridge.

 
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