Maddern's Hill, near Clarke's Hill, near Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Maddern's Hill, near Clarke's Hill, near Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Maddern's Hill, near Clarke's Hill, near Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. A beautiful farming landscape. While photographing over a 3 day period I noted cars with interstate number plates who toured this area. Located in the Clarke’s Hill district 11 km from Ballarat. This area is being proposed for wind farm development. The Bracks government seems happy to industrialise many of our rural landscapes which are particularly beautiful. December 2004.

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I don't know whether this wind farm development has gone ahead. I do know that some distance to the east of this area several windfarms have been established. One or two windmills may look elegant, but bunches of them just look like an industrial site. Given the inefficiency of wind farms in achieving a real power generation improvement it would seem a pity to compromise the beauty of this area with wind farms.

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