Give your say at wind farm meeting

WINDFARMS: Power for the future or villains?
WINDFARMS: Power for the future or villains? Clive Lowe

AGL Energy Limited will hold a public meeting for community members concerned or interested in the proposed Coopers Gap Wind Farm tomorrow.

Coopers Gap Wind Farm project manager Neil Cooke said it would offer community members to visit AGL's existing wind farms to gain a better understanding.

"Some members of the community have had questions about what a wind farm looks and feels like," he said.

Mr Cooke said he would offer several community members a chance to visit AGL's two Victorian win farms to get a first-hand experience of an operational project.

The meeting will also include a discussion on the terms of reference for the Coopers Gap project which is currently on public exhibition.

"We believe it's important that the public and governments agencies utilise this opportunity and provide submissions," Mr Cooke said.

Mr Cooke said this feedback would then help for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) which will then go on public exhibition for further public feedback.

The Coopers Gap Wind Farm is proposed to produce about 1100 GW of renewable energy, enough to power more than 190,000 Australian homes.

It is also proposed the project would reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 860,000t annually, the equivalent of taking more than 250,000 cars of the road a year.

The public meeting will be held at the Bell Bunya Community Centre on 71 Maxwell St, Bell from 1-3pm.

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