Cherry Tree Residents invited to visit Hepburn Wind Farm

24 January 2012

How quiet are wind turbines? How does a wind farm contribute the local economy? What do people living near a wind farm have to say? These are just some of the questions asked on information days that are easier to explain by visiting a real wind farm.

Infigen is inviting residents near the proposed Cherry Tree wind farm to find answers to some of these questions.

At the recent information days photomontages depicting wind turbines seen from the backyard of neighbouring properties of the proposed Cherry Tree wind farm and recordings of turbine sounds from an operating wind farm were exhibited.

“It is difficult to imagine wind turbines in operation, even after seeing the photomontages or watching the turbines spinning on screen. Visiting the Hepburn community wind farm will allow locals from the proposed development at Cherry Tree to experience this firsthand,” says Laura Dunphy, Development Manager at Infigen.

The Hepburn Community Wind Farm at Leonards Hill, near Daylesford, is the first community-owned wind farm in the country and is owned and operated by Hepburn Wind, a community co-operative.

To hear from the Hepburn community about their experience, Infigen is organising a bus tour on 19 February 2012, leaving Seymour at 10 AM.

Please call 02 8031 9900 or email to register. Seat numbers are limited.

For further information please contact:
Marju Tonisson
Communications Coordinator
T +61 2 8031 9900