Agricultural Impact

Some of our vital agricultural land – Australia’s Foodbowl – will be lost forever.

Sterilisation of Rich Farming and Bushland

Sterilisation of Rich Farming and Bushland

Effects on natural habitats, biodiversity and wildlife safety: These towers will have a detrimental impact on indigenous flora and fauna, specifically the protected and endangered species including kangaroos, wedge-tailed eagles, black cockatoos, kookaburras, echidnas, falcons, sulphur-crested cockatoos and many more native animals. red by having land covered by trees and or grassland.

Landowners take great pride to ensure properties work in harmony with nature through safeguarding biodiversity practices (planting native trees and land care measures) producing a positive green effect.  The sterilisation of this rich farming and bushland will do harm to our environment.  The pathway for this transmission line will expose great swaths of land and will aid in accelerating more carbon in the atmosphere.  The Victorian government is working hard to ensure carbon in sequestered by having land covered by trees and or grassland.

Low Frequency (ELF) Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)

Low Frequency (ELF) Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)

It is well documented that overhead high voltage power lines produce Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) that impact significantly on the immune systems, hormones, behaviour and fertility of birds, animals, and bees.

Impacts of EMFs from overhead high voltage transmission lines on man-made environments like farms is also widely reported with health and productivity effects recorded for: pets, cows, pigs, bees, and crops. Large compensation payments have been awarded to farmers whose livestock suffered increased mortality, disease and reduced yields because of EMFs generated by overhead high voltage transmission lines (e.g., France 2008).

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