First Nations Consultation Guidelines
EnergyCo is committed to meaningful and genuine consultation and engagement with First Nations people and communities in implementing the Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap (the Roadmap).
Along with addressing any matters of interest and concern, we will work closely with First Nations people and communities to identify and help secure the economic, community and environmental opportunities the Roadmap will enable for these communities.
The Minister for Energy has issued guidelines on consultation and negotiation with local Aboriginal communities for energy infrastructure delivered under the Roadmap.
These guidelines, required under Section 4(1) of the Electricity Infrastructure Investment Act 2020 (the Act), will provide a foundation for increasing employment and income opportunities for local Aboriginal communities under the Roadmap.
The guidelines outline factors decision makers should take into account in exercising their functions under the Act. They also set out expectations about best practice consultation and negotiation for increasing employment and income opportunities with local Aboriginal communities for projects delivered under the Roadmap.
EnergyCo will consider the guidelines in its tenders for major network infrastructure projects for the Renewable Energy Zones and the Waratah Super Battery.
Learn more about the guidelines here.