HumeLink Community Consultative Groups finalised and preparing to start work

18 October 2021

Independent groups have been established as part of Transgrid’s revised approach to Community Consultation on the major transmission project HumeLink.

The Community Consultative Groups (CCGs) will provide a structured, ongoing forum for people to provide input about HumeLink in a transparent process. Transgrid will continue to engage with other community groups and landowners in parallel with the CCGs.

Project Director Tim Edwards said “the Community Consultative Groups are a genuine opportunity for landowners and others living and working in the HumeLink project corridor to provide information as we continue to plan this project.

“Nominations for the groups closed on October 5 and we’d like to thank everyone who expressed an interest in participating in these groups which we know will help ensure a transparent landowner engagement process on HumeLink”.

“Each nomination was reviewed by Landowner and Community Advocate Rod Stowe and the independent CCG Chair Brian Elton. Three groups have been established for:

  • Yass and Upper Lachlan Shires
  • Wagga Wagga and Cootamundra Gundagai Shires
  • Snowy Valleys LGA

“These groups will start their work in late October and our team is looking forward to collaborating with them on meaningful outcomes as the project progresses,” he said.

The first round of meetings will commence in the last week of this month, with a second meeting planned for November 2021. The membership of the CCGs will be published on Transgrid’s website later this month.

“We will keep speaking with landowners and communities to look at the best ways we can reduce the impact of the project on them,” said Mr Edwards.

The HumeLink team is also encouraging more people from around the Wagga Wagga, Cootamundra and Gundagai Shires for input on the project.

HumeLink is a once in a generation investment in Australia’s energy future which will deliver $491 million in net benefits. The project will reinforce the backbone of the east coast’s transmission network, delivering a cheaper, more reliable and more sustainable grid.

The project will increase the amount of renewable energy that can be delivered to consumers across the National Electricity Market, helping to facilitate the transition to a low carbon future.

HumeLink, like all other major transmission projects, is subject to a market benefits test administered by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).

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