Darebin Progress Association spokeswoman Marion Harper said about six members had chosen to padlock their meter boxes, because they were concerned about exposure to radiation from the new meters.
She said since Preston Leader first reported on the association’s concerns in November, she had received several calls from worried residents.
“People have rung to say they already have them (smart meters), or they don’t want them, or to ask what can they do,” she said.
Ms Harper said she told those who phoned it was not illegal to refuse smart meter installation, as per legal advice from barrister Eugene White.
She said if people were prepared to padlock their meter box, she suggested cutting a hole in the front of the box so the meter could still be viewed.
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