Alliance appeals court decision on transmission line projects

February 21, 2024 10:42 am in by
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The Moorabool and Central Highlands Power Alliance are appealing a Supreme Court decision to allow the fast tracking of controversial transmission line projects VNI West and the Western Renewables Link.

The Link is a proposed 190-kilometre overhead high-voltage electricity transmission line through Western Victoria.

The line will connect to the proposed 500 kilovolt VNI West transmission line at Bulgana.

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In December last year, the court ruled against the group’s claim that ministerial fast-tracking orders for the two projects were invalid.

On Friday, the alliance submit an application to the Court of Appeal, saying in a statement their legal counsel have identified compelling grounds for appeal.

They say it’s a crucial stand against the Government’s self-appointed decree for these projects to proceed.