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Queensland State Government: Wind Turbines need 5km set back from properties

We, the residents of the Atherton Tablelands and surrounds, wish to draw to the attention of the House that there is no Statewide regulation to protect residents from the health, social and environmental impact of windfarms.

The uncertainty for both developers and communities has the potential to negatively impact the advancement of renewable energy wind projects across Queensland and the lack of regulation could result in a burden on the judicial system as communities and local governments try to resolve planning disputes through the courts.

We believe that the implementation of a minimum 5km buffer zone from the boundary of neighbouring properties will eliminate many disputes and allow the wind industry to advance in Queensland while giving necessary protection to residents.

We call on the Government to implement a 5km buffer zone to all windfarms in Queensland as a standard regulatory instrument.

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