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One United Voice

People power is the driving force behind any successful campaign. Working together with diverse community leaders, we will show how communities can organise, fight back and win against projects like the Western Victoria Transmission Network.

Power Fight Continues

The battle to get high voltage transmission lines put underground seems to have been going forever, but a spokesperson for one community group says meeting with politicians over the past few weeks has “reinvigorated” the fight.

Stopping AGL with People Power

Looking for inspiration? People power was the driving force behind the community-powered campaign to save Westernport Bay. Working together with diverse community leaders, they showed how local people can organise, fight back and win against big corporate polluters!

HVDC Classic (LCC)

HVDC LCC,  called HVDC Classic, is primarily used for connecting remote generation over long distances, Grid interconnection and DC links in AC grid, overland or subsea, where conventional AC methods cannot be used.

Snowdonia

The Visual Impact Provision project in the Snowdonia National Park in the UK aims to reduce the visual impact of National Grid’s overhead line across the Dwyryd Estuary near Porthmadog.

The Project Timeline

How the final route will be developed for consideration and assessment as part of the Environment Effects Statement (EES). This timeline outlines where the project is currently at in that process.

Marinus Link

Marinus Link is a proposed 1500 megawatt capacity undersea and underground electricity connection to further link Tasmania and Victoria. Marinus Link involves approximately 250 kilometres of undersea High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) cable and approximately 100 kilometres of underground HVDC cable.

Murraylink Interconnector

Murraylink has earned several Australian state and national awards for both environmental and engineering excellence. The interconnector consists of two 180-kilometre long bipolar HVDC cables and is believed to be the world’s longest underground power transmission system.

Social License to Operate

To regain its Social License to Operate, AusNet need to place decision-making in the hands of the community and implement what the community decides, not use old technology and present alternative corridors that do not minimise impacts and simply do not work.

Merrimu

Merrimu is unique in providing uninterrupted views of the Pyrete Range portion of the Lerderderg State Park and Merrimu Reservoir. This area north of Bacchus Marsh contains properties where visual amenity has extremely high importance.

Coimadai

Coimadai is unique in providing uninterrupted views of the Lerderderg State Park and surrounding plains. This area north of Bacchus Marsh contains properties where visual amenity has extremely high importance.

Darley

The Northern Darley precinct is unique in providing uninterrupted views of the Lerderderg State Park and surrounding plains. This area of Bacchus Marsh contains properties where visual amenity has extremely high importance.

Green and Unseen

Moorabool Shire Council has launched a campaign pressuring energy company AusNet Services to put the 500kV transmission lines that form the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project underground.

Farming Lives Matter

They are big, bold and tough; they are potato farmers from Springbank and Bullarook and they care about their land, their produce and their families; Farming Lives Matter!

Power Over People

Residents were shocked to find that the proposed path for the 65m tall steel electricity towers will traverse historically significant and picturesque farmland adjacent to the Wombat State Forest and the Lerdederg State Park.

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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.

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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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