Consider carefully solar farm project
Party politics is out of touch
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.
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