Statement from CEO Ali Wastie – Wind Turbine, Surf Beach

Bass Coast Shire Council is aware of the Wind Turbine installed on private property in Surf Beach in recent days. We understand and share the community’s concerns about the turbine.

Council acknowledges that infrastructure of this height is not the desired aesthetic intended for our coastal townships.

Construction of the wind turbine did not require planning approval. Council exhausted all available planning avenues including writing to the Minister for Planning to intervene. Now it has been erected, if it is found that the turbine breaches any compliance requirement or Council’s Local Law, (such as height, noise, commercial in nature, used for advertising purpose, etc.) – then Council will pursue all enforcement options available to ensure the breach is fully rectified.

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