The purpose of the Spa Country Landscape Guardians Inc. is to protect the hills and escapements of the Hepburn Shire from the inappropriate siting of industrial wind turbines.
The Hepburn Shire has in its planning scheme significant landscape overlays which prohibit intrusive or dominant structures being placed on these landscapes;
www.dse.vic.gov.au/planningschemes/hepburn/map.html (Visit map four to see SLO 1 on the Tuki site)
The Newer Volcanic Province of the Hepburn Shire is further outlined with hills that are of National Significance;
The Spa Country Landscape Guardians do not oppose renewable forms of energy, rather we oppose intrusive renewables that affect well being, amenity and property.
Energy such as solar hot water systems can
alone reduce an household hot water bill by 60%;
Another form is geothermal: testing for resources is currently being conducted in the Hepburn Shire.