Mount Alexander Council has passed a motion last week calling for the roll-out of wireless smart meters in the Shire to be made voluntary until a public statement can be provided, guaranteeing safety from non-thermal chronic exposure to RF radiation from smart meters. The motion calls for the Council to write to the Minister for Energy and Resources, the Honourable Michael O’Brien, requesting this guarantee in the light of concerns regarding the potential ill health effects of smart meters. The response from the Minister is to be brought to a future Council Meeting.
In addition, the motion calls for the Council to ask the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) to put forward a Notice of Motion at the next State Council requesting the MAV to investigate possible health problems associated with smart meters and, based on the outcome, to take appropriate action.
Stop Smart Meters Australia applauds Mount Alexander Shire Councillors on this initiative. We look forward to more Councils lobbying the MAV!
Mount Alexander Shire councillors have shown that they truly are listening to residents’ concerns regarding the health safety of wireless smart meters. We await the response from the Minister for Energy and Resources to their motion!
Click here to read a copy of the motion that was passed: Mount Alexander Motion 14.08.12