PRESS RELEASE – NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH
Darley Power Fight launches new campaign website.
After weeks of hard work and dedication by the team at Darley Power Fight, we are thrilled to announce the launch of our new and improved campaign website!
Darren Edwards, developer of the Darley Power Fight website said, “our primary goal during the design process was to create a valuable, user-centric and responsive resource across all platforms and devices. Specifically, we wanted to focus on making it easier for the community to learn and locate valuable information about the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP)“.
“We have reorganised information to highlight the irreversible impact on local communities by detailing specific environmental effects including but not limited to biodiversity and habitat, cultural heritage, landscape and visual, land use, socioeconomic, community amenity, health and safety, roads and transport, catchment values and hydrology“, said Edwards
Darley Power Fight are group of passionate local residents in Darley, Coimadai and Merrimu. We are working closely with the Morrabool and Central Highlands Power Alliance (MCHPA) and local communities to increase pressure on AusNet and government to ensure alternate viable solutions are considered. We came together through the realisation that a potential high voltage transmission line corridor passes right through the heart of residential, significance areas, wildlife habitat and public open spaces that need to be protected.
The new Darley Power Fight website provides information to the local community on the Area of interest (AoI), Ausnet’s next steps in determining the final route and the profound and irreversible impact on our region. AusNet Services has now narrowed down the Area of Interest (AoI) to corridors. These corridors will be considered, along with the output of further community consultation, to identify to a single corridor and refine a final route before an Environment Effects Statement (EES) can be prepared.
We have made it easier for the community to get involved through letter writing, online petitions, volunteering, and community engagement. It’s easy to sit back and wait for others to do something but when you are staring at 85m towers in a few years’ time, you will kicking yourself for not doing something when you had the chance. This is OUR only opportunity to prevent these towers.
Morrabool and Central Highlands Power Alliance
The MCHPA are increasing pressure to ensure power transmission lines are placed underground with a highly organised structure. The community came together to create the Moorabool Central Highlands Power Alliance group representing the Moorabool Shire and central highlands inside and bounding the “area of interest” corridor. This group is very important to ensure each region can connect and work with their local communities and fight as one under the MCHPA umbrella via the Stop Ausnet’s Towers campaign.
The group is protesting against the potential decision to place 85m high powerlines and a 19 ha footprint for a terminal station across some of Australia’s best agricultural land. There are some that would have hoped to fracture our community but instead they have united our community and local councils. It’s time to say enough is enough and bring an end to these giant transmission lines scarring our landscape. With the increasing call for Australian infrastructure investment to support Renewable Energy, above ground powerlines represent dinosaur technology that visually pollute our amazing region.
Keep up to date on our latest campaign news and updates, in our news section and find responses to some of the most frequently asked questions.
For more information and to join the fight, visit www.darleypowerfight.com.au
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