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Community Engagement Review announced

WA funding boost

The federal government has announced a Community Engagement Review to bolster reforms around renewable energy infrastructure upgrades.

Led by Australian Energy Infrastructure Commissioner (AEIC) Andrew Dryer, the Community Engagement Review will report to the Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen, in December 2023.

Specifically, the review will look at the best way to maximise engagement for the planning, development and operation of energy infrastructure for communities, landowners and First Nations people.

Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen said the Community Engagement Review is the next step in ensuring communities are properly engaged on energy infrastructure projects.

“The government is working with states, territories, communities, market bodies, and energy companies to ensure community consultation on new energy infrastructure isn’t just a tick-a-box exercise” Minister Bowen said.

“Our reforms are focused on giving better information to landholders and communities about their rights, involving communities earlier and more effectively, and properly handling any complaints.”

The announcement follows South Australia’s release of its Energy Transition green paper for public consultation, which will help shape the state’s energy future.

To learn more about the Community Engagement Review, click here.

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