AusNet unveils preferred corridor for WVTNP

AusNet unveils preferred corridor for WVTNP

AusNet will look to get out ahead of likely opposition

Victorian network operator AusNet has unveiled its preferred route for a crucial new transmission network upgrade that is hoped will help revive investment in new renewable energy projects in Western Victoria.

AusNet has also flagged the possibility of upgrading the transmission network link between Bulgana and Waubra, from 220kV to 500kV, as part of a proposed Renewable Energy Zone being progressed by the Victorian government.

Construction is expected to commence sometime in 2022, and the network link expected to be fully operational by 2025.

AusNet will look to get out ahead of likely opposition to the transmission project, becoming the latest in a growing number of transmission projects attracting resistance from locals in regions that will host the overhead cables. Some residents within Western Victoria have already expressed opposition to the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project – with a rather blunt message.

Energy Grid Alliance Comments: Some residents? I would say all residents. Despite claims AusNet is working to improve its community consultation, residents along the proposed corridor had to learn about this announcement via the media. 
Read the full article at Renew Economy
Single preferred corridor
Darley Power Fight Bury The Cables Banner

Join Now

Get Involved

The only way to make a difference is to get involved. It’s easy to sit back and wait for others to do something but when you are staring at 75-85m towers in a few years time, you will kicking yourself for not doing something when you had the chance.  This is OUR only chance to stop these towers, so get involved now.

Donate Now

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.

Learn more…

Home