Impacts2021-04-16T14:50:48+10:00

Impact On Us

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

A potential alignment corridor passes right through the heart of residential, significance areas, wildlife habitat and public open spaces. Residents live in these regions for the priceless views, their appreciation of nature and desire to live in a rural setting. The irreversible impact on our property values, visual amenity, wildlife, environment and local community is huge.

Tourism and Recreation

The community has grave concerns of the impact on amenity the transmission lines will have on our natural landscapes and the negative impact that will have on Tourism and Recreation.

Visual Amenity

Visual Amenity refers to the views and surroundings that create the backdrop to an area. A Residential Visual Amenity Assessment assesses the potential visual impact of a development on the residential amenity of property.

Cultural Heritage

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

Health Concerns

There continues to be ongoing debate within the medical and scientific communities on the conclusiveness of evidence and degrees of linkage between EMFs and various health concerns.

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

It is important to consider the local community’s concerns and the individual, social and economic impacts that this project will have on lifestyles, welfare and the local economy.

Bushfire Risk

According to Forest Fire Management Victoria, Darley is in the Highest Risk category for the region. Coimadai, further to the north is in the High Risk category.

Significant Habitat

Significant Habitat for eight threatened fauna species that are considered to have a moderate to high potential to occur within or directly surrounding the AoI.

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Welcome to the home of Darley Power Fight. A group of residents in Darley, Coimadai and Merrimu, united against high voltage transmission towers passing through our backyard. We came together through the realisation the transmission line will divide a narrow corridor between Darley and the Lerderderg State Park; altering landscape character, causing widespread damage to critical habitat for threatened species, increasing fire risk to the Park and thousands of residents, destroy our visual amenity, harm local agriculture and will impact businesses and property values. It will completely desecrate, in a few years, what nature has taken millions of years to create.

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