Wagga Wagga and Riverina locals will be able to visit Transgrid’s new community engagement centre to get information and give feedback on major projects and learn more about a wide range of transmission operations.
16 May 2023
Planning is well underway for the centre at an iconic location - the old Elders building in central Wagga Wagga.
Transgrid Executive General Manager of Corporate and Stakeholder Affairs Maryanne Graham said “This is a first for Transgrid – we are creating a welcoming, inclusive and practical venue for all people to come and speak with our team about a wide range of projects and transmission issues.
“We want to make it easier for people to talk with us and get information they need, and this centre will enable people to visit us when it suits them.
“We are working with local suppliers, including Sewell Design, who will create a fresh, flexible and inviting space for conversations with locals.”
The Elders building on Kincaid Street, Wagga Wagga was chosen because it is a well-known site, is heavily trafficked and has a lot of visitor parking.
The Wagga Wagga Engagement Centre will provide a base for Transgrid project teams and ensure the public has a direct and continuous contact point for the community.
The Centre will include a yarning circle, a culturally appropriate space to ensure recognition and active inclusion of First Nations people.
“The yarning circle is part of our core commitment to our Reconciliation Action Plan and acknowledgement of our presence on Wiradjuri land. Transgrid is a part of the Wagga Wagga community and we are committed to all in the community,” said Ms Graham.
The new centre is due to open in early, 2024.
Transgrid media contact:
Michelle Stone 0438 293 917