Former Bacchus Marsh detective and Justice Party MLC Stuart Grimley spoke with many concerned constituents last week about the Western Victoria Transmission Line Project and wanted to make sure there was a good outcome for both sides during a 2-years community consultation phase.
He mentioned that “This (Western Victoria Transmission Line Project) needs to happen, but productive energy shouldn’t come at the expense of productive farming land,’ he said.
“Community consultation is often carried out as a ‘box ticking exercise’ which takes place after a decision has already been made.
“I hope the two years of community consultation by Ausnet is genuine and the concerns of landowners are taken on board.
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