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).
KDPA’s strong position is that the WRL is a flawed project and should be cancelled!
AusNet’s use of overhead powerlines for the WRL is unsafe, inefficient and will destroy our unique landscape
KDPA supports renewable energy and wants underground transmission to avoid the negative impacts of overhead lines
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.
Impact On Us
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.