Worried Merriwa and Cassilis landholders fight against Transgrid’s proposed electricity highway
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Landholders on the Merriwa Cassilis Plateau are protesting a proposal by electricity company Transgrid to build a transmission line corridor that would cut through productive farmland.
Transgrid has plans to establish two high voltage powerlines which would link the NSW government’s pilot Central-West Orana Renewal Energy Zone with its existing electricity grid.
Landholders are asking that Transgrid considers alternative powerline routes so that their ability to farm and complete broad-scale cropping activities would not be impacted by the electricity highway.
Produced By: Tahlia Kraefft
Featured In Story: Heidi Inder – Secretary of Merriwa Cassilis Alliance
First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 19 October 2021