Media Release: Local Voices Heard: Over 1,000 Signatures Against Albanese Government's Reckless Wind Farm Proposal

Friday 23 February 2024

More than 1,000 locals have signed a petition against the Albanese Government’s reckless proposal for an offshore wind farm just south of Mandurah.

Member for Canning Andrew Hastie MP started the petition on Tuesday after the Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen, launched consultation for the Western Australia Offshore Wind Zone.

The proposed wind zone, spanning nearly 8,000 square kilometres and located 20 kilometres off the coast of Western Australia, will stretch from Mandurah to Bunbury.

Mr Hastie called the proposal a desperate attempt from Labor to bolster its failing 82% renewables plan, one that unfairly places the burden on regional communities.

“Labor wants communities like mine to pay the price of replacing proven coal and gas power with renewables. You're never going to see a 120-metre-tall wind turbine in Cottesloe.

“The Western Australian coast is important to my community’s lifestyle, for recreational activities and industries such as commercial fishing, which contribute to our local economy” Mr Hastie said.

“I’ll be fighting hard on my community’s behalf – I won’t let the Prime Minister and Chris Bowen treat the Peel region like a doormat for their radical energy policies.

“My office has been swamped with concerned locals appalled at this plan on our doorstep,” Mr Hastie affirmed.

Mr Hastie is urging people to join the fight by signing the petition here:  

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  • Nicky Goodall
    commented 2024-03-14 13:08:52 +0800
    Off-shore Wind Turbines have NO PLACE on the pristine WA Coastline, especially on the globally important migration routes for ocean mammals like Whales. Bowen must not be allowed to destroy the environment just for his own ideology.
  • Nicky Goodall
    followed this page 2024-03-14 13:04:38 +0800
  • Andrew Hastie
    published this page in Latest News 2024-02-23 12:16:50 +0800