A SENIOR officer with the Wellington Correctional Centre has made an impassioned plea to proponents of the proposed windfarm near Wellington during a public meeting on the conditions set by the NSW Planning and Assessment Commission for the approval.
Wayne Bywater told the meeting he represented more than 100 officers at the jail who had never been contacted in regard to the proposed development.
"I represent officers and also inmates who have no voice," he said.
"We have great concerns. No one has contacted us at all from the windfarm," he said before crowd of more than 200 people at the Wellington Soldiers Club.
"I want the NSW Planning Assessment Commission and Infigen Energy to tell every officer, every staff member, every inmate they will be safe and secure''
The Bodangora Windturbine Awareness Group say they will fight the establishment of the windfarm to the end.
"We will never give it up. This so wrong on a number of levels, from health, to visual (and ) noise'' one of the group's members Lynn Jarvis said.
A farmer from Bodangra, Michael Lyons and another member of the group told the meeting the Department of Planning's decision was brazen and acknowledged the abrogation of its responsibilities.
Mr Lyons called the government's handling of the project a sham.
Quoting from a Mid Western Regional Council paper Mr Lyons warned of wind turbines strewn from Wellington to Mudgee.
Mrs Jarvis said Infigen Energy the proponent had not properly consulted with the community.
The Wellington council which had stayed neutral on the project said the future of the project was in the hands of the state government and there wasn't much it could do.
The mayor of the town, Cr Rod Buhr, told yesterday afternoon's meeting the windfarm had created deep division in the community of Bodangora.