Stop AusNet’s Towers Newsletter – July 2022

Stop AusNet's Towers Rally 2022

July 15th – Stop AusNet’s Towers Winter Rally – Ballarat

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.

Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty, truth and compassion against injustice, lying and greed. Our united community can change this project.

Stand with us as we take our fight to the Streets of Ballarat.

The “Stop AusNet’s Towers Winter Rally” will converge on Ballarat on this Friday July 15th .

Steve Curry, actor, comedian and star of Australia’s iconic movie The Castle will join the Stop AusNet’s Towers Campaign and head the convoy of vehicles descending upon Ballarat’s CBD.

Bring your vehicles for the vehicle convoy or come on foot.

IMPORTANT – If You plan on bringing a vehicle please contact Cate Lancashire as she needs to log all vehicles participating in the convoy.

Reach out to Cate vie her e-mail: cate_lancashire@hotmail.com

Tractors, ute’s, semi-loaders, cars, bicycles to form our convoy around Ballarat ending at Lydiard Street for speeches. The vehicle convoy will begin at Ballarat Airport and make it’s way to Lydiard Street which will be blocked off between Sturt and Mair Streets for our convoy to park.

Start making your banners and thinking about how you will dress up your vehicles.

WHAT:  Stop AusNet’s Towers Ballarat Winter Rally

WHEN: Friday 15th July
8:30 am – 10:30 am: Vehicles can access Ballarat Airport parking
10.30 am: Vehicle Convoy departs Ballarat Airport
12.30 pm:  If your coming on foot arrive at Lydiard Street
1:00 pm: Formal speaking at Lydiard Street commences

WHERE: Ballarat Streets for Vehicle Convoy ending at Lydiard Street, Ballarat

Real Action on Climate Change

Real Action on Climate Change

The Moorabool Central Highlands Power Alliance represents communities that support real action on client change.

Our communities are regional and farming communities – we see, feel and experience the negative effects of climate change every day.

We see climate change in weather patterns that make farming more difficult, in rain that falls less predictably, and in bushfire seasons that start earlier, end later and deliver more devastating fires.

Our communities support renewable energy and understand the importance of an energy grid that delivers renewable energy to where it is needed.

Real action on climate change and the delivery of renewable energy should not come at the cost of food security, cause catastrophic damage to the environment nor put lives at risk from an increased bushfire risk.

Real action on climate change should not be an either or – where the livelihoods of those in regional and rural communities are sacrificed and unnecessary environmental damage is undertaken for outdated and high-risk transmission.

The proposed transmission corridor will cause irreversible environmental damage to established bio links, endangered flora and fauna and include the removal of 155,000 mature native trees.

There is a better way to deliver the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project – one that delivers the same benefits, the same action on climate change, without destroying our environment and communities.

There are other less impactful options that can deliver a similar outcome.

These changes will not cost one job. They may cost more to deliver, but what price are AusNet and the State and Federal Governments willing to put on our communities?

Community Compliant Letters

5,000 Community Complaint Letters

The Stop AusNet’s Towers volunteers have collected and collated 5,000 individually addressed and hand signed COMPLAINT LETTERS from community members.

The community is angry and frustrated by the proposed project and its devastating impacts and by the deplorable behaviour and actions of the project’s proponents AusNet and AEMO. To date community concern has been largely ignored and dismissed.

Over the past two years large numbers of the community have written to various members of AusNet as well as to members of both the State and Federal Governments with little or no response. Opposition to this project is growing daily and other communities around Australia and taking up our cause.

So, to voice their concerns community members have personally signed complaint letters expressing indignation about the way this project has been handled from its inception.

These community members are representing their families, business and organizations and as such these letters represent a small part of the tens of thousands of western Victorians who oppose this project in its current format.

View the Complaint Letter re WVTNP to Minister D’Ambrosio

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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