Letters and Petitions

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Latest Letters and Petitions

These are the latest petitions. See recent petitions below, feel free to sign them too. If you sign a letter online and the email bounces back, you will need to copy and paste the text into your own email and send from your system. This may happen in a small percentage of cases.

Stop Habitat Fragmentation for New Electricity Transmission

Added: 16 August 2021

The Honourable Lily D’Ambrosio
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change 

The proposed WVTNP will have a devastating impact on biodiversity by fragmenting many established and critical habitat biolinks connecting smaller areas of islanded habitat to the larger new Wombat-Lerderderg National Park…..

Stop Habitat Fragmentation for New Electricity Transmission

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Impact on the Significant Landscape of the Lerderderg State Park

Added: 23 April 2021

The Honourable Lily D’Ambrosio
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Solar Homes

The Honourable Richard Wynne
Minister for Planning and Housing

The Honourable Martin Pakula
Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

The proposed northern alignment runs adjacent to major forests and parks such as Lerderderg State Park. Overhead transmission infrastructure will be visible in several areas within and near this natural asset. This would directly conflict with the tourism brand of the area and one of the key motivations to visit….

Impact on the Significant Landscape of the Lerderderg State Park

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Impact on Native Habitat

Added: 07 April 2021

Hon Sussan Ley MP
Federal Minister for the Environment

The Honourable Lily D’Ambrosio
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Solar Homes

The Honourable Richard Wynne
Minister for Planning and Housing

Having detrimental effects on the welfare of these natural habitats will not only impact our local environments but may potentially impact environments at a regional, national and global level if species are put at risk.

Impact on Native Habitat

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Recent Letters and Petitions

Feel free to sign and send these petitions too. We will remove them when they are no longer relevant.

Increased Fire Risk and Impact on Search and Rescue

Added: 31 March 2021

The Honourable Lisa Neville
Minister for Police and Emergency Services

This letter focuses on concerns regarding the increased fire risk and the impact to search and rescue this Project will have on our community and those who choose to visit.

Fire Risk - Search and Rescue

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1001 Steps Darley

Added: 21 March 2021

The Honourable Martin Pakula
Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

The Honourable Lily D’Ambrosio
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Solar Homes

The Honourable Richard Wynne
Minister for Planning and Housing

This letter addresses concern about the WVTNP’s proposed alignment and the negative impact this will have on the 1001 Steps, Bald Hill development in Darley.

1001 Steps Darley

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Visual Impact

Added: 24 March 2021

Tara Horsnell
Planning and Environment Lead, AusNet Services

The Honourable Lily D’Ambrosio
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Solar Homes

The Honourable Richard Wynne
Minister for Planning and Housing

Addresses the proposed alignment and the Visual Impact this will have on Darley, Coimadi and Merrimu. References a quote by AusNet that “obviously view lines that would like that should be protected” (quoted verbatim).

Visual Impact Lerderderg

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Tourism Impact Lerderderg

Added: 18 March 2021

The Honourable Lily D’Ambrosio
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Solar Homes

The Honourable Richard Wynne
Minister for Planning and Housing

The Honourable Martin Pakula
Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

Addresses the WVTNP Environment Effects Statement (EES) that will propose high-voltage overhead transmission lines through significant tourism areas…

Tourism – Lerderderg Gorge

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Community Impacts

Added: 17 March 2021

The Honourable Lily D’Ambrosio
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Solar Homes

The Honourable Richard Wynne
Minister for Planning and Housing

Addresses the broad range of community concerns about the Project. All elements have contributed to a general lack of trust in AusNet and its representatives…

Impacts on our community

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Closed Letters and Petitions

The following petitions are date specific and are no longer required to be signed. We have left them on the site as a record of our activity.

Mr Andrew Dyer – Community Concerns

Added: 26 March 2021

Mr Andrew Dyer
Australian Energy Infrastructure Commissioner

The Hon Angus Taylor MP
Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction

In the renamed position of Australian Energy Infrastructure Commissioner, Mr Andrew Dyer will oversee complaints and community concerns about major new transmission projects. This is a great opportunity to let him know our concerns on a local level.

Andrew Dyer - Australian Energy Infrastructure Commissioner

This petition is now closed.

End date: Apr 01, 2021

Signatures collected: 81

81 signatures

REZ Development Plan – Visual Pollution

Added: 25 March 2021

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)

The Honourable Lily D’Ambrosio
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Solar Homes

The Honourable Richard Wynne
Minister for Planning and Housing

State Government of Victoria REZ Development Plan Directions Paper and the proposed 6 Renewable Energy Zones. Visual Pollution and Renewable Energy. Why is the Victorian Government simply trading one form of pollution for another? Undergrounding must be the solution.

REZ Development Plan

This petition is now closed.

End date: Apr 01, 2021

Signatures collected: 71

71 signatures
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