Stop AusNet’s Towers Newsletter – February 2022

IMPORTANT COMMUNITY MEETINGS

COMMUNITY MEETINGS START TONIGHT – MONDAY FEBRUARY 28TH

You can’t save the environment by wrecking the environment – Let’s stand together to make a difference and Stop AusNet’s Towers

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

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

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 1pm- Kingston Showgrounds, Church Parade Kingston (Free BBQ)

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

Steve Curry

STEVE CURRY AT BALLAN AND SPRINGBANK COMMUNITY MEETINGS

Star of The Castle and many other great Australian and international TV shows and Movies, Steve Curry will be our MC at The Ballan (March 1st ) and Springbank (March 2nd) Community Meetings. Steve’s family’s property will be impacted by the proposed transmission corridor.

Spring Street Rally

STOP AUSNET’S TOWERS RALLY – 8 DAYS AWAY

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

TUESDAY MARCH 8TH – 12:30PM

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.

RALLY LOGISTICS – BOOK YOUR BUS SEAT NOW

We are providing transport by Chartered Buses, you will need to pre-book your seat. Each booking comes with a complimentary Stop AusNet’s Towers T-Shirt.

Buses will depart Tuesday morning (March 8th) from Creswick, Wallace, Myrniong, Ballan, Bacchus Marsh and Melton. Bus parking locations will be advised shortly.

Please click here to make your booking: Stop Ausnets Towers Tractor Rally Tickets, Spring Street | TryBooking Australia

NOTE THERE WILL BE NO TRAINS RUNNING – The Ballarat line on Tuesday March 8th due to track works.

Bringing Tractors, Truck, Animals

We encourage you to bring your Tractors, farm Vehicles, Horses, Camels, and even Elephants (if you have one).

Large vehicle and animals will join the rally on Spring Street – note special arrangements have been made to unload tractors etc.

Please contact Cate Lancashire for coordination:   cate_lancashire@hotmail.com

STOP AUSNET'S TOWERS BANNER PAINTING EVENT

STOP AUSNET’S TOWERS BANNER PAINTING EVENT

An activity for the kids and kids at heart

Sunday March 6th at 11am

At Kingston Showgrounds, Church Parade Kingston we will be hosting a Banner Painting Event

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.

If you can contribute material for banners (canvas, old sheets etc.), paint, and paint brushes – please bring these along to the event.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at info@stopausnetstowers.com.au

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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