Moorabool represented at National General Assembly
Published on 20 June 2022
Moorabool Shire Council’s advocacy priorities will be taken to Canberra by the Peri Urban Councils Victoria group and our neighbouring Councils, for the Australian Local Government Association’s National General Assembly.
The yearly event allows Mayors and Councillors to engage directly with Ministers and MPs and advocate for their local communities.
While no one from Moorabool Shire Council will be attending in person, Mayor Cr Tom Sullivan said our advocacy priorities would be raised by Peri Urban Councils Victoria and our neighbouring Councils who share common interests.
“We’ve made the decision not to spend money on attending the event ourselves, but our community can be assured we will be advocating for them regardless,” Cr Sullivan said.
“We have a lot of similar issues to other peri urban councils and our neighbouring Councils that will come up at the assembly. These issues include telecommunications, transport links and access to local services. We also want the NGA to be aware of our strong advocating for AusNet to consider undergrounding the transmission lines through our Shire,” Cr Sullivan said.
The official motion on the transmission lines from Council is:
“This National General Assembly calls on the Australian Government to deliver better, more sustainable outcomes for the transition to renewable energy by introducing a policy that all future high-voltage transmission projects will be required to investigate the lowest social, environmental, and economic impact technologies and design options available.”
The National General Assembly runs from 19-22 June.
To read Council’s advocacy prospectus, go to moorabool.vic.gov.au/advocacy