Public consultation for 44 MW Victoria wind farm

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Plans for a 44 MW wind farm seven kilometres south-west of Camperdown and 40 kilometres inland in western Victoria are now out for public consultation. Proposed by Naroghid Wind Farm Pty, a subsidiary of Wind Farm Developments (WFD) -- the company behind the approved 103 MW Wattle Point wind farm on Yorke Peninsula in South Australia -- the project will see 22, 2 MW turbines installed. The company hopes to gain development approval early next year, with construction pencilled in to start in the second half of 2005 and completion within nine to 12 months. A feasibility study and two flora and fauna studies have been done, while regulatory approval from the Australian government under the Environment Protection Biodiversity and Conservation Act was granted in June. With the Naroghid Wind Farm planned at 30 MWof installed capacity, ultimate authority for giving it the green light rests with the Victoria's planning minister, Mary Delahunty.

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