Powerlines and potatoes: the renewable energy transmission project causing angst in central Victoria

In the central highlands north-west of Melbourne, farmers are fighting plans to install 85-metre towers through their propertiesFor the past year, “PISS OFF AUSNET” has been expertly mown into the rolling green hills at Blampied in Victoria’s central highlands. The quaint, 157-year-old Swiss Mountain Hotel has panoramic views of the scene, which is surrounded by farmland.Despite the serenity of the setting, the message reveals a community of farmers and tourism stakeholders allied in a dogfight against the company behind the Western Victorian Transmission Network Project (WVTNP). Continue reading… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/02/powerlines-and-potatoes-the-renewable-energy-transmission-project-causing-angst-in-central-victoria

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