A south-west Victorian airport instrumental in fighting the St Patrick's Day bushfires could be forced to close if a proposed wind farm is approved by the state planning minister.
|The location of the proposed wind turbines drawn on the Cobden airport window.|
The $100 million Naroghid Wind Farm project plans to build 12 wind turbines on the outskirts of Cobden, seven kilometres south-east of Camperdown.
According to those who run the airstrip, the location is a problem.
Part of the farm's proposed site borders the northern edge of the Cobden Airport, with four of the 180-metre-high towers to be built within kilometres of the start of the runway.
Read the ABC Rural News story - “Airstrip used in firefighting threatened by proposed wind farm.”