Risks & opportunities
TWCC commissioned report
The No TasWind Farm Group (NTWFG) was established in early April 2013 by a small number of King Island residents opposed to the construction of 200 wind turbines on the island.
On 7 June 2013, King Island residents and absent land owners will be surveyed to ascertain if they support Hydro Tasmania conducting a feasibility study into the construction of the wind turbines.
The NTWFG welcomes community consultation but believes a feasibility study is not only unnecessary but would have a devastating effect on the Island’s economy.
The study would place King Island in suspended animation for two years, stifle investment and drive down property values.
200 giant wind turbines covering more than 20 per cent of its land mass would destroy the unique character of King Island forever.
King Island’s unique place in the world and rich potential as a global tourism destination will be destroyed.
200 giant wind turbines, soaring up to 152 metres, will devastate people’s land values, potentially risk their health and threaten endangered bird life.
Most of the money generated by TasWind will flow to off-island land owners and investors, while long-term delivering just 20 jobs.
The TasWind feasibility study puts at risk two major golf developments that will help to drive growth in the local tourism market and local jobs.
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Our PR support
NTWFG Chairman Jim Benn
is made up of King Island locals dedicated to protecting King Island.
Chaired by Jim Benn, the Group holds regular community meetings to discuss the most pressing issue of TasWind farms.
and hope you
get in touch
In the second half of April, the NTWFG decided it needed external assistance from a public relations firm to help run its campaign.
It invited two PR firms – one in Melbourne and one in Sydney – to tender for the job.
Wells Haslem Strategic Public Affairs
was selected and commenced work in the last week of April.
Wells Haslem provides strategic communications advice to the NTWFG committee. Wells Haslem also developed and runs the NTWFG website, as no one in our group has the requisite skills.
All material that appears on this website is approved by the NTWFG.
Wells Haslem's work for the NTWFG is fully funded by the NTWFG Committee.
This is a genuine grassroots campaign involving locals who have never been involved previously in campaigns against wind farms.
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