A community group in Tasmania opposing the unwarranted destruction of the Loongana Valley by government and private companies.
Our community should not be asked to bear the burden of the proposed UPC-TasNetworks transmission line.
We support community, tourism, businesses and jobs that rely on the health of our iconic wilderness.
S.O.L.V.E. Supporting Our Loongana Valley Environment Inc.
INAPPROPRIATE INFRASTRUCTURE HURTS ALL TASMANIANS
TasNetworks/UPC Renewables (under the umbrella of the 'Marinus Project') are proposing an industrial scale transmission line through our North-West region, levelling everything in its path. The power will be sold to the Mainland, and profits will go offshore.
THE HEALTH OF ICONIC WILDERNESS AREAS, BLACK BLUFF, LOONGANA RANGE, WINTERBROOK AND LEVEN CANYON, ARE AT RISK. THIS PUTS COMMUNITIES, TOURISM AND THE ENVIRONMENT AT RISK.
Loongana is a narrow valley between two ranges. The proposed transmission line route cuts through the entire valley west to east passing through the whole community. It will become the dominant feature in the landscape and every resident will be directly impacted.
Communities should be a key restraint for the route selection.
Wildlife corridors, threatened animals, critical ecosystems and tourism will be impacted.
The Environment should be a key restraint for the route selection.
We question the economic modelling of projects that favours offshore investors.
Tourism businesses sustained by wilderness and providing local jobs should be a key restraint for the route selection.