Con­sider care­fully so­lar farm project

Party pol­i­tics is out of touch

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News -

I WAS among the 30 or so peo­ple who at­tended a meet­ing last month to find out more about the pro­posed con­struc­tion of a 360,000 panel so­lar farm on the Glenrowan/ Win­ton Road.

In to­tal some 10 prop­er­ties will be di­rectly im­pacted by the con­struc­tion of such a vast project, which will only be about three kilo­me­tres from Glenrowan it­self.

A spokesper­son from the com­pany re­spon­si­ble, Esco Pa­cific, said upon com­ple­tion of the project the land could still be used for graz­ing sheep and chick­ens.

We were told the so­lar farm would not re­duce the cost of our power bills as the power gen­er­ated will go into the na­tional grid.

The pan­els them­selves are to be four me­tres high, and they will stand one me­tre off the ground, giv­ing them a to­tal height of five me­tres, and the pan­els will gen­er­ate noise.

I AGREE with John Vance ( Wan­garatta Chron­i­cle let­ters, Novem­ber 6) that the po­lit­i­cal par­ties are fail­ing us badly and that “we should vote for peo­ple who are not so highly placed to get some hon­est grass­roots gov­ern­ment”.

Peo­ple who come from the com­mu­nity, are re­spected by their com­mu­nity and who can truly rep­re­sent all the com­mu­nity.

We are very for­tu­nate in Indi that we have the in­de­pen­dent Cathy McGowan to rep­re­sent us in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives in Can­berra.

Cathy has a strong ‘moral com­pass’ and as an in­de­pen­dent, she is not con­trolled by party bosses who do dirty back­room deals, or vested in­ter­ests that do­nate large amounts of money to elec­tion cam­paigns and ex­pect big favours in re­turn.

Favours that of­ten come at the ex­pense of vot­ers and their fam­i­lies.

The ‘Indi ex­per­i­ment’ that we be­gan in WE wel­come your let­ters to the Edi­tor. Pri­or­ity is given to typed/emailed let­ters un­der 250 words. Ev­ery let­ter must have your full name, ad­dress and a day­time phone con­tact num­ber supplied for ver­i­fi­ca­tion pur­poses. Any let­ter may be edited for rea­sons of space, con­tent or leg­i­bil­ity. Let­ters are pub­lished with the au­thor’s name and town/lo­cal­ity.

edit.chron­i­cle@ne­me­dia.com.au Let­ters to the Edi­tor, 37 Rowan St, Wan­garatta 3677

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