The safety of the Victorian electricity networks is governed by the Electricity Safety Act 1998 (the Act) and relevant regulations, under which the electricity network businesses must adhere to the following...
The World Health Organization recommends that countries adopt prudent avoidance guidelines established by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) or the International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES).
Feedback was sought from community and industry stakeholders on recommended setbacks identified in the Best Practice Guidelines for Australian Energy Transmission Discussion Paper. The purpose of this paper is to provide framework and planning guidelines for the establishment of new large-scale energy transmission projects.
It is important that those leading their development (proponents) undertake careful planning, design and stakeholder engagement to build and maintain the social licence to operate throughout the life of the project.
The Andrew’s Government should halt the ongoing construction of overhead transmission infrastructure and consider viable alternatives that are more sensitive to rural communities and the environment.