Western Victoria Transmission Network Project

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  • Upcoming Community Sessions

    Moorabool Shire Council is hosting a series of online sessions in relation to the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project to better inform the community. Independent experts have been invited to speak to the public on various topics including the Environmental Effects Statement (EES) process, Compulsory land acquisition and compensation and Safety and High Voltage Transmission Lines.

    • Community Session 3: Energy Safe Victoria Part 2 - Farming and High Voltage Transmission Lines
      Thursday 3 December 2020, 6pm- 7pm, Online
      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

      We are delighted to welcome back Energy Safe Victoria representatives: Brett Fox, Head of Electrical Network Infrastructure, and Gavin Jackson, Team Leader, Safety Systems Assurance.

    • Community Session 4: AEMO explains RiT-T and findings
      Wednesday 9 December 2020, 6pm- 7pm, Online
      This community session will address common community questions regarding the initial assessments behind the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project including:
      - What is the RiT-T process and how was it done for the WVTNP?
      - What were the findings?
      - How/what alternatives were considered? 

      We look forward to hearing from AEMO representatives: Tony Chappel – Chief External Affairs Officer, Alex Wonhas – Chief System Design & Engineering Officer, and Greg Thorpe – Director.

      Members of the public are encouraged to submit questions by emailing the Major Developments team by Friday 4 December 2020. All submissions will be collated into themes for AEMO to address on the night. Due to time constraints, there will be very limited live Q&A during the session but all unanswered questions/ comments will be sent to AEMO for their written response.   

    More community sessions will be announced in due course.