Moyne Shire Council to request government funding for Macarthur Wind Farm noise testing
31st January, 2023
By Ben Silvester, The Standard
Moyne Shire councillor Jim Doukas discovered the council had been offered $50,000 in 2019 to perform noise testing at the Macarthur Wind Farm, but never accepted the money. Picture by Anthony Brady
The Moyne Shire Council has decided to write to the state government asking for $50,000, three years after the money was offered.
The sum was proposed as a grant to four Victorian councils, including Moyne Shire, in 2019 by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, to cover the cost of independent noise testing on controversial wind farms.
Moyne was offered the grant to organise testing at the Macarthur Wind Farm, which had attracted a large number of complaints since it started operating.
Cr Jim Doukas raised the issue as a notice of motion…
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