Smart meter forum in Churchill

CONCERNED residents from as far afield as Melbourne may be attending a public meeting on smart meters tonight in Churchill.

Churchill Stop Smart Meter Forum lead organiser Trevor Bridges said he expected “hundreds” of people to attend the meeting, which will be held from 7pm at the Churchill Football Club.

“We hope to educate people on the problematic side of smart meters in other countries, which includes fires associated with installation, the health issues and the people doing the installations are not qualified enough,” Mr Bridges, a veteran electrical contractor said.

“Smart meters come with a lot of problems, and a bad reputation offshore.”

When asked to comment on Energy Safe Victoria’s statement smart meters were safe, Mr Bridges said there was a lack of transparency.

“They are a government-mandated authority; they follow the guidelines of the current sitting government,” he said.