Following several months of working closely with property owners along the proposed corridor for the cancelled Dumaresq to Lismore Transmission Line (Far North NSW Project), TransGrid has now closed off the easement acquisition process.
In October 2013, following the cancellation of the Far North NSW Project, TransGrid announced its decision to close the easement acquisition process.
As part of this decision TransGrid committed to seeking feedback from the community on how best to bring that process to a close.
Community engagement included direct liaison with landowners and action groups, a public meeting, and a phone survey with landowners along the proposed alignment, regional media and advertising.
As a result of the feedback received and consideration of all factors, property owners were given until 28 March to notify TransGrid of their preferred option.
These options included finalising easement negotiations and to accept the current compensation offer, to withdraw from all negotiations and have notations removed from their property titles and to buy back the easement rights from TransGrid by paying back the compensation they have already received.
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