NSW is switching to renewable energy, but farmers who ostensibly support the transformation feel their rights – and their lands – are being trampled upon.
Matt Pearce is a grazier in the Yaven Creek Valley whose property was targeted to host part of a 630km transmission line connecting Australia’s largest renewable energy project Snowy 2.0 to the grid.
Matt talks about the impact of a rushed planning process on the family farm and implications for the wider farming community.
“The whole process highlighted how flawed the system is and how Transgrid considers farmers an easy target. And given what’s about to happen across the state with the REZs, I think what is happening now is just the tip of the iceberg.”
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