NSW Draft Guidelines for Wind Developments 2012 – Waubra Foundation Submission

NSW PLANNING DEPARTMENT DRAFT GUIDELINES FOR WIND DEVELOPMENTS, 2012

As part of its opening remarks, the Waubra Foundation said:

“On the basis of current limited knowledge, these proposed draft guidelines will inevitably result in serious and predictable harm, to the health of current and future rural residents in New South Wales, from the harmful effects of sound and vibration energy generated by industrial wind turbines.

The New South Wales Department of Health’s refusal to acknowledge the existence of an emerging serious global public health problem with exposure to operating wind turbines, is a gross dereliction of their responsibilities to protect the health of rural citizens who will inevitably be adversely impacted by these developments.

Rural residents in New South Wales are currently being damaged by the sound and vibration pollution emissions from existing wind developments at Capital, Woodlawn, Crookwell and Cullerin. The NSW Department of Health deny the problem exists, because there is “insufficient credible peer reviewed published evidence” but refuse to investigate the reports of serious health problems occurring in rural residents for themselves, apart from one or two phone calls which have not resulted in follow up, according to the residents.”

Note that most of the References referred to in the submission are to be found in other parts of this website.

Download the full submission →