Councils, community groups, local residents and all sides of politics are united in our stance against the proposed offshore wind farm off the coast of Port MacDonnell.
I’ll be speaking out about this issue in Parliament next week.
This is a proposal that, if it goes ahead, will have major repercussions on the community and livelihoods of local residents.
Proponents of major projects in the Limestone Coast region must demonstrate community licence, which includes considered, comprehensive and transparent consultation with local residents.
Yet all the residents I have spoken to, including professional rock lobster fishermen, business owners and long-time locals, have not had their questions answered.
Similar to our concerns around fracking farmland, there are genuine concerns about the effects of an offshore windfarm on a valuable natural resource, which is a major economic and tourism driver for our region.