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Victoria continues to lead the way for sustainability

By Jamil Allouche

In another step towards creating a sustainable state, Victorian premier Daniel Andrews announced late last week (20 March) that new changes will be introduced to the vetoing of wind farm planning and development across the region. 

To support the emerging industry, Mr Andrews said the distance for a dwelling to veto a new wind turbine development will be reduced from two kilometers down to one. This aims to create a contrast between protecting property privacy while also helping to boost job investment in this sustainable market. 

The nation is expected to attract $36billion worth of investment into sustainable energies by 2020, which Victoria aims to be on the cusp of as a strong sector within the state. 

"We said we would restart the industry by encouraging community wind farms and today we're keeping our word. These changes will support our wind farm industry – creating jobs, providing clean energy to our homes and minimising our impact on the environment," said minister for Planning Richard Wynne in a 20 March statement. 

Owners of sustainable real estate in Brunswick could be celebrating the news that more is being done at a state level to help push the country forward to a cleaner, greener future. 

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