Two towers: a comparison of the regulatory regimes which affect new electricity transmission lines and wind farms in Queensland

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Tranter, Mark. 2006. "Two towers: a comparison of the regulatory regimes which affect new electricity transmission lines and wind farms in Queensland." Environmental and Planning Law Journal. 23 (5), pp. 351-364.
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Two towers: a comparison of the regulatory regimes which affect new electricity transmission lines and wind farms in Queensland

ERA Journal ID17107
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorTranter, Mark
Journal TitleEnvironmental and Planning Law Journal
Journal Citation23 (5), pp. 351-364
Number of Pages14
Year2006
PublisherLawbook Co.
Place of PublicationPyrmont, NSW, Australia
ISSN0813-300X
Web Address (URL)http://www.thomson.com.au/catalogue/shopexd.asp?id=886
Abstract

[Abstract]: Wind farms represent a clean and sustainable method of generation of electricity, while high voltage overhead power transmission towers and lines represent the old fashioned approach to transmission of energy. Both share a common characteristic which is their visual impact on the environment. This article looks at two recent developments on the Darling Downs in South East Queensland, one a 75 turbine windfarm, the other a 90 km 330 kilovolt transmission line. The article looks at the regulatory framework which governs both developments in the local and Commonwealth jurisdictions. It draws more general conclusions about the ability of those affected by those developments to gain a merits review of their objections as well as the unequal regulatory playing field which favours the traditional method of electricity transmission as compared to the greener method of electricity generation.

Keywordswind farms, electricity transmission lines, Queensland, regulatory framework
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020480299. Environmental and resources law not elsewhere classified
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Tranter, Mark (2006). Two towers: a comparison of the regulatory regimes which affect new electricity transmission lines and wind farms in Queensland. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 23 (5), 351-364. ISSN 0813-300X.

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