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Working with the community

EnergyCo is committed to working closely with the community as we plan and deliver the Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) transmission project. You can contact us at any time if you have questions or feedback.

Community feedback

EnergyCo invited community feedback on a revised study corridor for the REZ transmission project in early 2022. This built on previous consultation carried out by Transgrid on a preliminary study corridor in 2021. The feedback received during this consultation is outlined in our June 2022 community feedback report.

In September 2022, EnergyCo submitted a scoping report to the Department of Planning and Environment which included a refined study corridor for the REZ transmission project. We held community information sessions in the Central-West Orana region to support the release of the scoping report.

We carried out engagement with the community in early 2023 to inform how impacts and benefits will be coordinated in the REZ. Read our June 2023 community feedback report to view the feedback received and next steps.

The Environmental Impact Statement for the Central-West Orana REZ transmission project was placed on public exhibition between Thursday 28 September and Wednesday 8 November. EnergyCo will develop a submissions report responding to the issues raised from submissions, which will be released in 2024.

To stay informed about future opportunities to provide feedback, please contact us to register for email updates.

Pop-up events for Central-West Orana REZ

EnergyCo’s October pop-up events to support the public exhibition of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Central-West Orana REZ transmission project can be viewed here.

Community reference group

EnergyCo has established a community reference group (CRG) for the Central-West Orana REZ which aims to provide an open forum for discussion between EnergyCo, the community and key stakeholders about the REZ transmission project and broader REZ issues. The CRG was established in August 2022.

The CRG includes the following members:

Grant GjessingBusiness MudgeeEmail
Kate HookRE-AllianceEmail
Mayor Matthew DickersonDubbo Regional CouncilEmail
Councillor Kate DickerMid-Western Regional CouncilEmail
Councillor Kathy RindfleishWarrumbungle Shire CouncilEmail
David ThorneNSW Farmers Mudgee branchEmail
Beverley SmilesCentral West Environment CouncilEmail
Rosemary HadawayMudgee District Environment Group & Watershed LandcareEmail
Michael PeacheyCommunity representativeEmail
Dougald MorseCommunity representativeEmail
Colin KilbyCommunity representativeEmail
John KellyCommunity representativeEmail


Contact us

If you have any questions about the Central-West Orana REZ or would like to provide feedback, please contact us at any time:

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 1800 032 101 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)