Wind Farm Developments in South Australia

Committee Details

Legislative Council Standing Orders
52nd Parliament 06/05/2010 - 15/02/2014

Committee Function

That a Select Committee of the Legislative Council be established to investigate wind farm developments in South Australia, with the following terms of reference:
(a) Separation distances between wind turbines and residences or communities;
(b) The social, health and economic impacts of wind generators on individual landholders, communities and the State;
(c) The need for a peer-reviewed, independent academic study on the social, health and economic impacts of wind generators;
(d) The capacity of existing infrastructure to cope with increased wind power;
(e) The costs and benefits of wind power in South Australia;
(f) The environmental impacts of wind generators and wind power generally;
(g) The siting of wind generators in South Australia;
(h) The approval process of wind farms in South Australia;
(i) The preparation of the State Wind Farm DPA; and
(j) Any other matter the Committee deems relevant.
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Acknowledgement of Country

The Parliament of South Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of this country throughout Australia, and their connection to land and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to the Elders both past and present.