A Western Victorian Upper House MP is heading to the Ballan Football clubrooms on Thursday (July 9) to hear from people affected by a 190km electricity transmission line that will head through the Moorabool Shire.

Bev McArthur will be at the Ballan Recreation Reserve from 1.30pm and people wanting to state their case will have to book ahead due to COVID19 regulations.

Only 10 people at a time will be allowed in the room for set blocks of time.

Western Victoria Liberal MLC Bev McArthur at a recent visit to Bacchus Marsh

Emma Muir from the Moorabool and Central Highlands Power Alliance said people unable to make Thursday’s meeting are urged to email  mooraboolpowerfight@outlook.com, describing how the towers will impact their lives and properties.

“These meetings are important for getting State Government reps to understand how important this issue is to the communities along the alignment,” she said.

“I’ve had people contact me concerned about fire risk, devaluation, loss of beautiful views, impact on wildlife and the loss of income from diagonally-divided paddocks that will become unusable.

“I’ve had so many people ring me and say ‘I moved out of the Melbourne suburbs to get away from the powerlines’. They love their lives here and they want to get away from that sort of stuff.”

Bookings for Thursday should be made by emailing: Mooraboolpowerfight@outlook.com and speakers should enter via the Edols St entrance.

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