This week in the Pyrenees Advocate


Wind power back on the radar

The new Labor Government has taken steps to kick-start the wind industry, announcing planning changes to help get projects started.

Premier Daniel Andrews visited the region last Friday to announce a change to the household veto for a proposed wind turbine development from two kilometres to one kilometre from a dwelling. 

Disaster assistance following February storm

Federal Minister for Justice Michael Keenan, and Victorian Minister for Emergency Services, Jane Garrett, today announced that disaster assistance has been activated in response to the storms which occurred on 28 February 2015 in the Pyrenees Shire.

Mr Keenan said that the assistance was being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth State and Territory Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). 

Local family company leading the way in Australia

The team members at Pyrenees Timber in Chute are very excited and they have reason to be.

After more than 12 months of hard work, research, costings and  feasibility studies a new eco burner with the brand name Moderator has been installed at the sawmill.

The machine was imported from Poland by Shaun Quayle from Dragon NRG and last week he and Daryl Scherger, also from Dragon NRG, together with Roman Sirocki and Tomasz Stefaniuk from Moderator in Poland, were out at the mill to put the finishing touches to the installation.

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