Western Victoria Transmission Network Project Statement
Published on 20 July 2021
Mayor Damian Ferrari and CEO Jim Nolan attended last week’s (14/7) community meeting in Waubra about the Western Victorian Transmission Project.
A local landowner convened the meeting and it was chaired by Katherine Myers on behalf of the Stop AusNet’s Towers steering committee.
State Member for Ripon Louise Staley, Upper House Member for Western Victoria Bev McArthur and Federal Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson also attended.
Cr Ferrari and Mr Nolan spoke to the packed meeting to encourage locals to stay informed and involved in the process.
Council stands with the community and will continue to engage with AusNet to seek answers from them.
PSC will also engage with and share information with other Councils.
Link to Stop AusNet's Towers website.
Council would like to inform the public that it is closely following the developments on this project and will look to gather more information.
A report on the Western Victoria Transmission Network was brought to the June Council meeting for information.
Members of the public provided a number of submissions and asked questions on the issue.
On Tuesday 15/6, Council resolved the following;
1. Continues to ensure it has representation on the Technical Reference Group for the WVTN project EES.
2. Invites representatives of the proponent, AusNet Services to meet with Council to brief Council on the project, and in particular on the process for determining the preferred corridor and route.
3. Engages with other affected Councils to share information and understanding about the project.
4. Seeks to engage with the affected landowners, residents, and communities in the shire to assist in understanding the local views and concerns about the project.
5. Continues to advocate on behalf of the affected communities to AusNet Services where appropriate.
6. Seeks that a progress report be brought to Council in six months or earlier as appropriate.
7. Provide to Ausnet the questions and information provided by members of the public to the Council meeting 15 June 2021.
8. Seek from Ausnet to convene further community consultation in Waubra and Lexton regarding the WVTN Project as soon as practical.
Council will seek meetings from Ausnet and will provide feedback to the public where appropriate.
Please stay up to date with information from WVTN - on their website they have released a statement about living and working with the WVTN.