We used to live in Coimadai, overlooking the Lerderderg State Park. As the kids grew, we decided to move closer into town but were reluctant to give up our stunning outlook. After months of searching we found a great block of land at the northern end of Darley, overlooking the southern end of the park. When then embarked on a two year project to build our own home (as owner builders), what an experience. Now it’s all complete, we love nothing more than spending time in our rear yard, thrilled we are still so close to the gorge and its sweeping views. The outlook is amazing and we love relaxing on the balcony watching the black cockatoos and wedge tailed eagles circle above. Such a great feeling to have nature on our door step.
Then one day, we heard a rumor of transmission towers. Long story short, I have not slept well since as the mental anguish keeps my awake most nights. The knowledge of this project and the lack of understanding from AusNet is soul destroying. There is no price you can place on the impact on our views, property values, mental health and the benefits that living in this rural setting can bring.