Lingering doubts and criticism have led to renewed pressure for research groups to find out if wind farm noise has an impact on the health of those who live close to the turbines.
The Woolcock Institute has been commissioned to conduct a range of studies over the next five years to determine their impact.
The announcement from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) follows other international studies.
National coordinator for the Australian Wind Alliance Andrew Bray pushed for further development to help ease our reliance on coal produced energy
He said he $3.3 million grant money would be better spent on diabetes research, Aboriginal and youth suicide and other more pressing social problems.