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
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
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
'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.
June 23, 2019 Debbie Cuthbertson, The Age Talking points Elevated PFAS levels found at 17 sites in Victoria including Fiskville. Humans most commonly exposed by drinking or eating things that contain PFAS. Federal government says no consistent evidence proves PFAS harmful to health. A 2016 study confirmed cancer cluster involving firefighters at CFA Fiskville. In … Continue reading Fears Of Moorabool Wind Farm located near CFA’s Contaminated Fiskville Training Site.