Western Victoria Transmission Network Project

Project Overview

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has appointed Ausnet Services to construct and operate a 190km high-voltage transmission line from Sydenham to Bulgana.

Please note that this is not a Council led project. Feedback should be directed to AusNet.

Upcoming Community Sessions

Moorabool Shire Council is hosting a series of online community sessions in relation to the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project.

Residents will have the opportunity to hear from independent experts addressing a variety of topics and are encouraged to submit questions prior to each session via the online form below. There will also be some limited opportunity for live Q&A with the presenters during the session. 

  • Community Session 3: Energy Safe Victoria Part 2 - Farming and High Voltage Transmission Lines
    In this second community session with Energy Safe Victoria, we will focus on the rules and restrictions related to agricultural practices near transmission lines including:
    - Easement management – rules and size
    - Agricultural practices under easements – limits and concerns
    - Building under powerlines – restrictions and risks

    Wednesday 4 November 2020, 6pm- 7pm, Online
    View event page

Who do you want to hear from?

Do you have a topic or agency you would like to hear from? Submit your ideas here

Council requested the following parties to speak with the community however our invitations were respectfully declined:
- Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning - Energy Strategy Division
- Energy Networks Australia
- Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA)

Missed a community session or want a recap?

  • Community Session 1: Understanding the Environmental Effects Statement (EES) process
    Presented by Jack Krohn, Senior Impact Assessor, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
    Wednesday 23 September
    Watch the recording
    Additional Q&A - DELWP
  • Community Session 2: Understanding compulsory land acquisition and compensation
    Presented by Tony Rutherford, Shaun Whittaker and Jackson Dyer from Mills Oakley Law Firm.
    Thursday 8 October 2020
    Watch the recording
  • Community Session 3: Energy Safe Victoria Part 1 - Safety and High Voltage Transmission Lines
    Presented by Brett Fox and Gavin Jackson from Energy Safe Victoria.
    Wednesday 21 October 2020
    Watch the recording


  • Community Sessions

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