Darley Power Fight

The Western Victoria Transmission Network Project

AusNet Services has been awarded the contract to construct 190 km of new overhead high voltage transmission lines from Sydenham to Bulgana, a new terminal station to the north of Ballarat and several electricity infrastructure upgrades across western Victoria. Whilst the route of the transmission line has not yet been determined, AusNet Services has identified an Area of Interest (AoI) and has further narrowed potential corridors.

It is proposed that Moorabool Shire will house close to 60 km of 85m high 500kV transmission lines and may also house the new terminal station.

In the north, a corridor through Darley, Coimadai and Merrimu, alongside the Lerderderg State Park is being investigated.

Darley Power Fight is uniting these communities against high voltage transmission towers in our backyard.

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AusNet Services announces the proposed single overhead corridor

In February 2021, AusNet Services refined the area of interest for the proposed overhead transmission line in western Victoria down to multiple corridor options.

On 30 June 2021, AusNet Services released details for the proposed single overhead corridor.

The purpose of determining the proposed single overhead corridor is to focus on a smaller, more practical area to undertake intense field investigations for the Environment Effects Statement (EES).

For further information about the corridor, including a detailed map, click here. All fact sheets, including the transmission corridor fact sheet, are available on the right of this page.

You can also contact the project team directly on 03 9021 0674 or email info@westvictnp.com.au

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WVTNP Single Preferred corridor
The Corridors and Next Steps

AUSNET’s Next Steps

According to AUSNET, the identified corridors and other project alternatives will be subject to further consideration of specific environmental effects including biodiversity and habitat, cultural heritage, landscape and visual, land use, socioeconomic, community amenity, health and safety, roads and transport, catchment values and hydrology. Through the Community Consultation Groups and information sessions, the community will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the corridors and alternative options as per the specific environmental effects listed above.

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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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