GLEN Eira Council will petition the State Government not to make Smart Meters compulsory.
Councillor have voted unanimously to follow officers’ advice and relay residents’ concerns to the State Government.
They further decided to call on the State Government to allow residents to “opt out” of the Smart Meter roll out and to allow people who already have Smart Meters to “have the right to have the meter removed and replaced with an analogue or non-wireless meter at no cost to them”.
The State Government plans to install digital Smart Meters in every Victorian home and small business by the end of 2013.
Councillors said residents complained of headaches, fatigues, disrupted sleep, aches and pains and more since having Smart Meters installed.
Cr Margaret Esakoff said they were a serious concern in Glen Eira.
Cr Oscar Lobo told the chamber last month that numerous councils had passed motions to petition the State Government to halt the roll-out.