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Lake George Wind Farm Public Access?

By PastaJackal - 7 April 2011 9

I’m planning to head down the east side of Lake George so as to drive right up to the wind turbines.

Is this at all possible to the public?

I’m just looking to get some photography done.

What’s Your opinion?


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Lake George Wind Farm Public Access?
qbngeek 1:06 pm 08 Apr 11

deye said :

The closest you can get while still being on public land is a few hundred metres on one of the side rides off the Tarago Collector road. Take your car out for a Sunday drive and try your luck, take a map.

Oh, Ye of little faith. I suggest Taylors Creek Road, which like I said gets you good and close to at least one of them. If the Farmer is there, like he was when we went up, he was happy enought to let us go in for a closer look and even explained how they worked to the kids.

PastaJackal 1:30 pm 07 Apr 11

Thank you for your suggestions everyone. I called up the company who owns Capital Wind Farm and they referred me to someone who works there. Got a good bit of info and no, there is no public access at this point due to safety reasons. There are however a few being built nearby which could offer easy access and some potential photo ops.

EvanJames 12:52 pm 07 Apr 11

Disinformation said :

Not that I’m an expert in using this terribly complicated google thing, mind you.
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=crookwell+wind+farm+access
Then you could, like.. email the company or ring them.

Wouldn’t work very well for the wind farm in this case. It’s Capital Wind Farm or somesuch, and its official area is Tarago. Crookwell is a different facility, and it’s near… Crookwell.

Capital do have open day events.. I think they had one during that Lake George arts festival thingy a while back.

ThatUniStudent 12:51 pm 07 Apr 11

The ones up at Crookwell have a nice viewing car park and are easier to get to. No dirt roads involved.

deye 12:37 pm 07 Apr 11

The closest you can get while still being on public land is a few hundred metres on one of the side rides off the Tarago Collector road. Take your car out for a Sunday drive and try your luck, take a map.

qbngeek 12:34 pm 07 Apr 11

If you know the right public roads to go down, you can get within 60-70m of them.

Moose 12:18 pm 07 Apr 11

Scouts went to check them out last year. If you ask the tubine company really nicely, they may be able to take you on a tour. Baked goods can also be a nice thank you for the locals allowing you on their land.

Disinformation 11:58 am 07 Apr 11

You could do a radical step like, use google to identify the facility operators, ring them and ask…
Not that I’m an expert in using this terribly complicated google thing, mind you.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=crookwell+wind+farm+access

Then you could, like.. email the company or ring them.

Or just take a long lens and tripod.

troll-sniffer 11:54 am 07 Apr 11

The turbines are on private land. If you think it would be socially acceptabe for someone to enter your own property to take snaps, then by all means wander over and take your photos, and if the owner doesn’t take kindly to your attitude, see if you can bring him or her around to your socially inclusive point of view.

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