No TasWind farm group has commenced legal proceedings against Hydro Tasmania.

Writs were issued late yesterday in the Federal Court to put a stop to the proposed $2 billion 200-turbine wind farm on King Island, the largest in the southern hemisphere

No TasWind claims Hydro Tasmania is proceeding with a feasibility study despite not having what the group has described in it’s claim as ‘broad community support from the King Island community’, or the ‘King Island community social licence to operate the wind farm scheme’.

While neither party is commenting while the dispute is the subject of legal proceedings, King Island mayor Greg Barratt says No TasWind Farm Group does not represent the majority of King Islanders.

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