Questions on Notice No 5922
59 Parliament First Session
Asked: 5 May 2021

Question on Notice

Mr Rowswell to ask the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change — With reference to both the proposed Delburn Wind Farm and the Energy Infrastructure Commissioner’s 2019 annual report:

(1) Is this project compatible with the recommendations made by the National Wind Farm Commissioner regarding setback distances from homes, noting that the size of the newly proposed turbines measures up to 250 meters tall with blades spanning 90 metres.

(2) Noting that the proposed Delburn Wind Farm is situated in a fire-prone and zoned pine plantation, what is the gauged impact of this project on aerial firefighting capacity.

(3) Is the Minister aware of any considerable risk posed by the possibility of turbine components combusting and starting fires which may spread to nearby vegetation, properties, and townships.

No answer available