Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2015
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards
Policy Target:Wind
Policy Sector:Electricity
Agency:Department of the Environment and Energy

In line with the Government's commitment to respond to community concerns about wind farms, it has appointed the National Wind Farm Commissioner along with members to the Independent Scientific Committee on Wind Turbines. The Commissioner’s role will be to facilitate resolution of complaints from concerned community residents about, and to provide greater transparency on proposed and operating wind farms.

The Independent Scientific Committee on Wind Turbines has been established to build on the work of the National Health and Medical Research Council and provide advice on the science and monitoring of potential impacts of wind turbine sound on health and the environment. Both the Commissioner and the Committee will provide Annual Reports to the Australian Parliament.

Last modified: Tue, 09 May 2017 10:26:22 CEST