Illawarra Mercury

Beyond the Horizon

'Shelve your plans': Illawarra Liberals to fight offshore wind zone
Local members are unhappy with how consultation has been conducted.
Connor Pearce
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Preisdent of the Kiama branch of the NSW Liberal Party Michael Cains said plans for an offshore wind farm did not address environmental and economic concerns. Insert picture by Anna Warr, background image supplied
BlueFloat withdraws plans for 105 Illawarra turbines - but fight not over
Days after outlining plans for 105 turbines, company reconsiders timing.
Connor Pearce
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Documents submitted as part of the environmental approvals process show three options for how the cables would connect the wind farm to the grid.
Environment group backs Illawarra offshore wind, warns of misinformation
The peak Australian environment group said the proposed project would need to come with protection of conservation areas.
Connor Pearce
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Australian Conservation Foundation CEO Kelly O'Shanassy said the country's chief environmental group supported the proposed Illawarra offshore wind zone.
Illawarra wind farms no roadblock on 'humpback highway': experts
Studies of whale behaviour have shown most prefer to stay close to shore.
Connor Pearce Amandine Ahrens
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A whale tail slapping off Wollongong. Picture by Kirk Gilmour