A group of King Island residents opposed to Hydro Tasmania's plans to build a $2 billion wind farm on the island have launched legal action to stop the project going ahead.
No TasWind Farm Group's lawyers Ogilvie Jennings have lodged documents in the Federal Court seeking an injunction on any works connected with the wind farm including a feasibility study.
The group claims Hydro Tasmania failed to obtain a social licence after community support for the project fell short of the 60 per cent target suggested by former chief executive officer Roy Adair.
The documents also allege the feasibility study has the potential to harm the island by creating ongoing uncertainty in the tourism sector and is a disincentive to ongoing investment.
Hydro Tasmania has been contacted for comment.