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Help protect our countryside
from transmission towers

Kingston & District Power Alliance (KDPA) is working collaboratively with Hepburn Shire Council and other community groups who are strongly opposed to the Western Renewables Link (WRL).

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KDPA’s strong position is that the WRL is a flawed project and should be cancelled!

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AusNet’s use of overhead powerlines for the WRL is unsafe, inefficient and will destroy our unique landscape
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KDPA supports renewable energy and wants underground transmission to avoid the negative impacts of overhead lines

AusNet propose  building a new 190km overhead high-voltage electricity transmission line that will carry renewable energy from Bulgana in western Victoria to Sydenham in Melbourne’s north-west.

 

The Project includes a
60 acre terminal station near Daylesford on prime agricultural land. 

We oppose the current construction parameters of the WRL because of the multiple negative impacts it will have. 

 

 The WRL will impact our agricultural production, land values, tourism, visual amenity, liveability, heritage values, environment and well-being of our entire community.

AEMO must properly investigate the option of underground HVDC transmission of renewable energy across Victoria, which is proven to be of equal cost over the life of the project.

Overhead powerlines are unsafe, inefficient and will destroy our unique landscape.

The KDPA is organised by community of like-minded people who have come together in an endeavour to “Protect Our Countryside”. 

 

Our strength and power comes when we unite together as a community to oppose the WRLP. 

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The Fight
Impact On Us
The WRL

AusNet’s high-voltage (HV) transmission towers are up to 85 metres tall and will be spaced approximately 500 metres apart. 

Transmission of high-voltage alternating current electricity (HVAC) via overhead towers is old technology, but it’s the cheapest option available to AusNet. 

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To deliver renewable energy from western Victoria to customers in Melbourne, AusNet’s proposed WRL corridor will cut right through some of Victoria’s most productive agricultural farmland.

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AusNet’s proposed WRL route (Image source AusNet Dec 2021). 

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AusNet’s proposed WRL route (Image source AusNet Dec 2021). 

 The potential alignment of the WRL corridor also impacts the heart of our historically significant areas, residential areas, wildlife habitat and our vast open spaces.  

KDPA believe that AusNet has failed to comply with the Minister’s scoping requirements to undertake robust investigations for the safer alternative in the undergrounding of the project using new high-voltage direct current (HVDC) technology.  

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Transmission tower collapse, Cressy, 2020 (Image source Xx Dec 2021). 

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We oppose the current construction parameters of the WRL because of the multiple negative impacts it will have on our community:  

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Impact on farming
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Impact on tourism
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Impact from fire
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Impact on water
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Impact on landscape
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Impact on heritage
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Impact on socio-economic values
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Impact on biodiversity
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