WHITTLESEA councillors will be asked to support a campaign to make smart meter installation non-compulsory.
East Ward Councillor Mary Lalios will ask the council to request the State Government make installation voluntary in the City of Whittlesea.
Smart meters are set to be rolled out across Victoria by the end of next year.
“I hope councillors are going to support this because it’s advocating for our residents,” Cr Lalios said.
“(Residents) should be able to opt out. I think it’s highway robbery that residents have to pay for these meters so energy companies can tell us what our energy consumption is.”
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