The Impact2021-03-12T01:09:57+11:00

The Impact On Our Region

Through alignment selection and design the Project seeks to avoid areas of significance (AUSNET)

The AoI is located right in the heart of farming, rural, residential, significance areas and public open spaces. The irreversible impact on our local community is huge. Following is an overview of community concerns.

Agricultural Impact

The sterilisation of this rich farming and bushland will do harm to our environment. The pathway for this transmission line will expose great swaths of land and will aid in accelerating more carbon in the atmosphere.

Visual Amenity

Landscape impacts derive from changes in the physical landscape whilst visual impacts relate to changes in the composition of available views and are assessed as the effects on people (visual receptors) who reside, travel through or work within the Project area.

Cultural Heritage

The Lerderderg Gorge and State Park is rich in Culture and Heritage. This significance area also covers the Pyrete Range block of the State Park.

Health Concerns

There continues to be ongoing disagreement within the medical and scientific communities on the conclusiveness of evidence and degrees of linkage between EMFs and various illnesses and diseases.

Safety Concerns

Safety, for residents, visitors and animals, over the entire life of the infrastructure, needs to be considered when evaluating the alignment options of overhead high voltage powerlines.

Social and Economic

Residents living in the Moorabool Shire do so because they want to be near Melbourne while still living a lifestyle surrounded by a semi-rural atmosphere and its associated natural landscapes. 

Bushfire Risk

The region has both Extreme and High to Very-High Risk areas identified in the Victorian Fire Risk Register.


We need to tell the politicians in Spring Street and Canberra to Stop AusNet’s Towers.

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Stop Ausnet’s Towers is a self-funded, grass roots community campaign. AusNet is a foreign-owned, multi-billion dollar corporate business. We need your support.

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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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