Stop AusNet’s Towers Newsletter – January 2022

Happy New Year – The team behind the Stop AusNet’s Towers campaign has a big few months ahead. We ask that you continue your fight against the ill-conceived and dangerous WVTNP. Each community member plays an integral part of this fight and everyone plays a role in stopping or dramatically altering the proposed project before it’s too late.
You can sign community letters, attend upcoming community meetings, volunteer your time and/or donate funds to the cause.
A big thank you to all of the community members who have generously donated funds to the campaign. These funds have been of critical importance in supporting our legal and campaign efforts and your contributions are of great value.
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Community Meetings – Save the Date(s)

We will undertake a new series of community meetings from Monday February 28th through Sunday March 6th and will visit Melton, Darley/Bacchus Marsh, Ballan, Springbank, Kingston and Waubra.

Details to follow on dates/times and locations.

Letter Writing

Mail Out Monday – WEEK 4 – Community Letter Writing Campaign

New Letter – Impact on Property Values

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 (stopausnetstowers.com.au) – 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!

AusNet's Community Bullying and Stand-over Tactics

Nine Networks “A Current Affair” Highlights AusNet’s Community Bullying and Stand-over Tactics

On Monday January 3rd, Nine Network’s “A Current Affair” reported the deplorable tactics being used on Western Victorian’ landholders affected by the proposed high voltage transmission project by AusNet’s services.

Please find link to video:

Facebook Link to A Current Affair Story and Website Link to A Current Affair Story

“It’s a very sad day when a government endorsed and supported company can behave in this way and not be held accountable. As the footage shared on A Current Affair shows, the abhorrent behaviour of AusNet Services is unacceptable. Over the past 12 months many within the community have faced similar bullying and harassment behaviour by AusNet as they force access onto private land” said Emma Muir, Stop AusNet’s Towers Campaign Chair.

“We understand this matter is under police investigation, and after viewing the extended footage of AusNet’s aggressive actions, their deliberate efforts to instill fear and use violence is unacceptable and AusNet must be held to account.”

In response to this footage AusNet claim they “reviewed all correspondence and the land access itself and believes its team acted appropriately under the circumstances“.

Emma Muir responded to AusNet’s statement, “Having eight men bully, intimidate and harass a landholder trying to protect his land and animals is intolerable and upsetting. AusNet are proposing to use outdated and dangerous technology for the proposed project and they are also employing old school tactics of fear and intimidation to force this project through.”

“We understand that Minster Lily D’Ambrosio’s office was made aware of this incident over 10 weeks ago and we have seen no evidence of a formal investigation, does the Minister approve or condone this behaviour? We are aware of AusNet continuing to demonstrate similar behaviour throughout the community.”

Membership, Fundraising and Volunteers

Membership, Fundraising and Volunteers

If you have not yet become a member of the Stop AusNet Towers campaign, please sign up on our member’s page.

We rely on the generosity of many volunteers to keep the fight going however we also require expert legal, technical and campaign professionals to provide guidance and direction. In order to continue this support, your donations are always welcome, please see our donations page.

If you would like to volunteer, we are looking for someone to assist in coordinating our fundraising efforts, if you are a good organizer and communicator and feel you have a few hours a week to assist please get in touch with us at info@stopausnetstowers.com.au

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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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