Templates and Letters

Templates

This document has been written for the STOP AUSNET’S TOWERS campaign by the Moorabool and Central Highlands Power Alliance (MCHPA) and is intended to provide information to you and other landowners who are affected by the Western Victorian Network Project (WVTNP) and are being contacted by AusNet, or one of their agents, to come onto your land for the purpose of doing any surveys, investigations or other activities related to the Environmental Effects Statement (EES).

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Letters

To make this process quick and easy, we have prepared ready-made letters you can sign instantly online or download and post if you prefer. If you wish to convey your personal view, feel free to edit any of these before sending. Sending a letter can and does make a difference.

If you have a letter to share, please get in touch.

Important note: If you sign a letter online and the email bounces back, you will need to download the word documents and send the email from your own system. This may happen in a small percentage of cases and is generally related to hotmail, yahoo and outlook accounts.

February 7th, 2022

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Joint signatories on Climate Council Joint Statement issued December 14th, 2021

Summary: I am writing in response to your joint statement on 14 December where you suggest 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. I ask you to re-issue your statement and call-out the devastating affects overhead transmission lines cause…

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Response to Climate Council Joint Statement issued December 14th, 2021

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January 30th, 2022

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The Hon. Maryanne Thomas, Minister for Regional Development, Agriculture & Resources
The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change

Summary: I am writing to ask you to do what you can to stop activity on the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP) until ALL options including undergrounding are properly considered…..

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Western Victorian Transmission Network Project - Options

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January 25th, 2022

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The Hon. Maryanne Thomas, Minister for Regional Development, Agriculture & Resources

Summary: I am writing to ask that you stand by the thousands of people, including me, whose properties, livelihood and choice to take up the Australian dream will be adversely affected by the proposed Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP). I am asking that you please do what you can to take AusNet and this project back to the drawing board….

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WVTNP and Impact on Property Values

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December 22nd, 2021

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The Hon Martin Foley MP, Minister For Health
The Hon. Maryanne Thomas, Minister for Regional Development, Agriculture & Resources

Summary: I am writing to ask what price you would put on the mental health of tens of thousands of Victorians?…

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MENTAL HEALTH & COMMUNITY WELLBEING

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December 13th, 2021

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Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change

Summary: I am writing to ask that you reconsider the proposed route and the construction methodologies (e.g. overhead Vs undergrounding) for the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP) due to the significant environmental impacts this will cause…

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Proposed WVTNP and Environmental Impacts

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December 13th, 2021

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The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change
The Hon. Jaclyn Symes, Minister for Emergency Services
The Hon. Richard Wynne Minister for Planning and Housing
Daniel Westermann CEO, AEMO
Andrew Dyer, Australian Energy Infrastructure Commissioner

Summary: I am writing to ask that you reconsider the proposed route and the construction methodologies (e.g. overhead Vs undergrounding) for the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP) due to the significant fire risk and subsequent risk to lives, homes, bush land and agricultural land this will pose…

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Proposed WVTNP and Fire Risks

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November 11th, 2021

Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria
Richard Wynne, Minister for Planning
Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change

Summary: AusNet have finally put a price on our lives and livelihoods. The proposed compensation package for those impacted by the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project is an insult. The compensation plan does nothing to address the many thousands who sit adjacent the proposed transmission corridor who stand to lose significant amenity and will face heightened risk. No amount of money will protect us from the threat of bushfire, save our farms from devastation or stop the loss of precious landscapes. You need to intervene and direct AusNet to send the WVTNP back to the drawing board…

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Our livelihoods are not for sale

Premier Andrews and Ministers D’Ambrosio and Wynne

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June 28th, 2021

Richard Wynne, Minister for Planning
Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change
Mary-Anne Thomas, Minister for Agriculture
Tim Smith MP, Shadow Minister for Planning
Cc: Andrew Dyer, Energy Infrastructure Commissioner

Summary: I’m writing to urge you to protect Victorian farmers from the devastating impacts of AusNet’s proposed Western Victoria Transmission Network project…

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Save our farms, Stop AusNet's Towers

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April 9th, 2021

The Hon Richard Wynne MP, Minister for Planning
The Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change
Marlene Kairouz MP, Member for Kororoit (ALP)
Steve McGhie MP, Member for Melton (ALP)
Juliana Addison MP, Member for Wendouree (ALP)
Michaela Settle MP, Member for Buninyong (ALP)
Louise Staley MP, Member for Ripon (LIB)
Michael Obrien, Liberal Opposition Leader
Andrew Dyer, Australian Energy Infrastructure Commissioner

Summary: I am writing to you about the Western Victorian Transmission Network Project (WVTNP) being undertaken by AusNet and my concerns of their disingenuous community consultation. I strongly oppose AEMO’s contract for AusNet to install towers and the Terminal Station through Western Victoria. My views and concerns are shared by my immediate and extended family, neighbours and landowners. Overhead towers are environmentally and socially unacceptable. Our stance is based on evidence, such as recent tower failures at Cressy, outcomes of the 2009 Bushfires Royal Commission, local advice from the CFA, and coalesced feedback from affected parties…

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AusNet's Disingenuous Community Consultation

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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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