Stop AusNet’s Towers Newsletter – February 2022



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.



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 1:00pm – Kingston Showgrounds (Free BBQ), Church Parade Kingston

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

Letter Writing

Mail Out Monday – WEEK 6

Community Letter Writing Campaign

New Letter – Response to Climate Council Joint Letter

On 14 December 2021, Climate and environment groups issued a joint statement suggesting that “renewable energy transmission lines are essential to reducing pollution, protecting climate and preserving nature”. While there is evidence to suggest that we need to tackle climate change by replacing fossil-fuels with renewable energy, there is certainly no evidence to suggest that the default use of overhead transmission lines are the 21st century answer to support this. This letter ask these organisations to re-issue their statement and call-out the devastating affects overhead transmission lines cause.

One way we can all take action!  Let’s make sure we all have our say.

It’s very important that the decision-makers hear from everyone about this appalling project. Letter writing does make a difference.

Tens of thousands of people are very unhappy about the project and every individual voice of concern deserves to be heard.

Please just take a few minutes to access the community letter here Templates and Letters > STOP AUSNET’S TOWERS ( – insert your name and e-mail address and press send or download the letters and send from your own e-mail.

This only takes a few minutes of your time, but it is so important.  If you want to add further text, then you can certainly do that also.

The more letters we send expressing our concerns, the more we cannot be ignored and the more influence we can have!

Participate in the Moorbaool Koala Count

Participate in the Moorbaool Koala Count

The Koala is an Australian icon. In recent years they have become less common in the Moorabool region. Reports of Koalas are largely anecdotal, so the actual number of Koalas is unknown. This project aims to address these knowledge gaps by using new technologies, Traditional Owner knowledge as well as a community led citizen science bio-blitz.

The Moorabool Koala Count – Moorabool Catchment

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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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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