Gippsland farmers slam AusNet proposal to link renewable energy to grid via overhead transmission lines 31st May, 2022 By Peter Somerville, ABC Rural Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-01/giffard-farmers-fight-ausnet-overhead-transmission-line-proposal/101115908? Farmers Mick Ryan, David Matthews and Helen Milne are oppose AusNet's proposed overhead electricity transmission line.(ABC Gippsland: Peter Somerville) Farmers have banded together to oppose a new 80-metre-high electricity transmission line … Continue reading Gippsland Farmers Slam AusNet Proposal
Powerlines and potatoes: the renewable energy transmission project causing angst in central Victoria 2nd May,2022 By Tim McGlone, The Guardian Source: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/02/powerlines-and-potatoes-the-renewable-energy-transmission-project-causing-angst-in-central-victoria In the central highlands north-west of Melbourne, farmers are fighting plans to install 85-metre towers through their properties Many different handmade signs can be seen along properties in Victoria’s Blampied, but they send … Continue reading Powerlines & Potatoes
Farmers block AusNet from accessing properties in proposed transmission corridor 9th March, 2022 By Jane McNaughton, ABC, Vic Country Hour Source; https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2022-03-09/farmers-block-ausnet-from-properties AusNet representatives called the police when the protesters blocked their path.(Supplied: Lindsay Cooke) Dozens of farmers have gathered at a property north of Ballarat to block energy company AusNet's attempts to conduct a investigation required for the … Continue reading Farmers Block AusNet
"We in the regions want the people of Melbourne to have renewable energy, but it doesn't have to be at our cost by ripping up our beautiful land."-Ms Muir.
Regional communities fight for underground power 15th February, 2022 By Benjamin Preiss, Regional editor, The Age Source: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/regional-communities-fight-for-underground-power-20220210-p59vec.html The company building a 190-kilometre renewable electricity transmission project in Victoria’s west will consider putting parts of it underground to avoid sections where overhead wires would most dominate the landscape. But regional communities in its path have … Continue reading Underground Power
More talks on AusNet Victorian transmission energy project as petition hits 12,000 signatures 1st December, 2021 By Laura Mayers and Stephen Martin, ABC Ballarat Source; https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-01/ausnet-attempt-to-assuage-concerns-victoria-transmission Landowners have come out in serious opposition to the Western Victoria Transmission Project(ABC Ballarat: Molly Finch) AusNet has begun another round of community consultation after releasing a confirmed planned … Continue reading More Talks On AusNet Vic Transmission Line
AusNet's offer of $200K for high voltage transmission lines sparks landholder outrage 10th November, 2021 By Laura Mayers and Nicole Chvastek, ABC Ballarat Source; https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-10/ausnet-landowner-outrage-despite-200000-dollar-per-tower/100608244 The community is angry about plans to run high-voltage powerlines through Western Victoria.(Supplied: Moorabool and Central Highlands Power Alliance) AusNet has released its compensation plan for landowners willing to give … Continue reading Outrage at AusNet $200,000 Offer
2nd August 2020 by Daniel Miles-ABC South West Vic Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-02/victorian-farmer-ploughs-message-to-ausnet-powerlines-myrniong/12516126 Farmer Peter Muir normally grows canola, wheat and barley in this western Victorian paddock(Supplied: Moorabool And Central Highlands Power Alliance) A western Victorian farmer has taken a plough to one of his most productive paddocks to send a message to the company behind a … Continue reading Victorian Farmer Ploughs Message To Ausnet Over Powerline Project Into Myrniong Paddock
'Moorabool Shire Mayor David Edwards said the council was pushing for the powerlines to go underground.
"For council to say, 'We just want the project to go away', that's not reality," he said.
"The project will go ahead … but what we've got to do is make sure it's the least impact to the community.
"The negative impact shouldn't be borne by regional Victoria just to feed metropolitan Melbourne. We've been very clear about that."' by Lisa Martin-ABC Ballarat.