Family Fun Day

Come and join the Ardeer and Sunshine West Community and show your support for putting the powerlines underground. Sunday 7th November 1pm, Ardeer Community Park, Forrest St. Click here for more information.


Powerlines Update
The Ardeer West Sunshine Powerline Action Group was formed last night to organise its response to the controversial erection of power poles in Ardeer without community consultation. you can link to recent media here.

The group is planning:
  • A written response to the environmental impact assessment.
  • Letter writing workshop for residents with limited english.
  • A Protest rally.
  • Meeting with Powercor and council.
  • Discussion with ETU for support for community picket. The ETU has already expressed in principle support for our here to link to the ETU.
While powercor contines to tell our community that these lines are safe, and within the ICNIRP guidelines designed to ensure an extremely low level of exposure, this is a myth. Our research shows that all overhead 66kV lines emit EMF's in a range of .5-40uT (Powercors own modelling says the level would be .7uT at 10m).

While Australia subscribes to these 1998 safety guidelines, the guidelines ignore the more recent pooled analysis of 20 epidemiological studies by the World Health Organisation task group (2002) which found an association between prolonged exposure to electromagnetic fields above .3-.4 uT and childhood leukaemia. There are children living on Ridgeway pde, Whitesides ave and Nancy streets, children attending the kindergarten and being cared for by grandparents in the area, who will be exposed to this electromagnetic field for many hours a day.

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