Stop AusNet’s Towers Newsletter – February 2022

Spring Street Rally

STOP AUSNET’S TOWERS RALLY

Come to Spring Street and tell the State Government to Stop AusNet’s Towers. If you don’t AusNet wins.

Tuesday March 8th

The Moorabool and Central Highlands Power Alliance is taking our fight to Spring Street. Join us on the steps of Parliament to send a message to the State Government: Stop AusNet’s Towers.

Too many politicians won’t come to us, so let’s go to them and tell them to save our communities and farms. Stop AusNet’s Towers supports renewable energy, supports action on climate change and supports the environment. A GREEN generation solution requires a GREEN transmission solution.

Using out-dated, inferior and destructive overhead electricity transmission technology is NOT in Australia’s strategic national interest, nor cost-effective.  Above ground transmission infrastructure is not a future proof solution and AusNet, AEMO and the government are green washing this project.

Details to follow over the coming weeks including information on transport and buses.

Banner Painting

STOP AUSNET’S TOWERS BANNER PAINTING EVENT

An activity for the kids and kids at heart

On Sunday March 6th at 11am at the Kingston Showgrounds, Church Parade Kingston we will be hosting a Banner Painting Event

Sunday March 6th

For our Spring Street Rally we want to ensure our message is both heard and seen. On Sunday March 6th at 11am at the Kingston Showgrounds we will be hosting a Banner Painting Event.

Bring along the kids, your creativity and help us paint banners that will be displayed on tractors, trucks and carried to the steps of Parliament House.

We want the communities message to be seen and having colourful, creative banners will help to push our message.

IMPORTANT COMMUNITY MEETINGS

UPCOMING COMMUNITY MEETINGS

Save our farms, towns and communities. AusNet’s towers will be a blight on the region for generations. The proposed overhead transmission line project will have a 100-year impact on our communities.

The transition to renewable energy doesn’t need to leave an army of transmission towers and a massive terminal station in its wake. Destroying the uniqueness of Western Victoria. There are better solutions that are not being considered.

  • Overhead powerlines are a proven bushfire risk
  • They will sterilise Victoria’s highest producing agricultural land
  • They will decimate endangered species’ habitat
  • The Impact on property values will be devastating
  • and Tourism and the environment will suffer

IF WE STAND TOGETHER, WE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE

At the Community Meetings learn more about

  • The Campaign
  • The Legal Challenge
  • The EES Process
  • Land Access and options and your rights
  • and speak with your local MP’s

Bacchus Marsh / Darley: Monday, February 28th 7:00pm – Bacchus Marsh Public Hall, 207 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh

Ballan: Tuesday, March 1st 7:00pm – Ballan Lawn Bowls Club (Free BBQ), 5 Cowie Street, Ballan

Springbank: Wednesday, 2nd March 7:00pm – Springbank Football Club, Ormond Road, Wallace (Free BBQ)

Melton: Thursday, March 3rd 7:00pm – Melton Community Hall, 238 High St, Melton

Kingston: Sunday, March 6th 1:00pm – Kingston Showgrounds, Church Parade, Kingston (Free BBQ)

Waubra: Sunday, March 6th 4:00pm – Waubra Community Hub, 2091 Sunraysia Highway, Waubra (Free BBQ)

In the News

STOP AUSNET’S TOWERS – IN THE NEWS

Moorabool News – People power deny access
https://themooraboolnews.com.au/?p=8494
Star Weekly – Power line path criticised
Al Jazeera Media Network – In Australia, farmers up in arms over renewable energy rollout
Membership, Fundraising and Volunteers

Membership, Fundraising and Volunteers

We have developed a comprehensive legal fight backed by significant public funding to date however to progress this challenge and force this project back to the drawing board we need to raise a further funds.

We all face significant financial loss if these towers and the terminal station are built.

Dig deep and tell your friends and neighbours. Every donation helps.

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ABOUT US

Stop AusNet’s Towers is demanding better consultation and a genuine process to consider alternatives.

The Moorabool Central Highlands Power Alliance comprises landowners, residents and community group concerned about the impacts of this project on our lives, land, environment, community and future generations

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