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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 are planning to carry out engagement with the community in early 2023 on community benefits and initiatives in the REZ. Following this, the next major period of community consultation will be the public exhibition of the Environmental Impact Statement in mid-2023.

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

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:

Name Organisation Contact
Grant Gjessing Business Mudgee Email
Andrew Bray RE-Alliance Email
David Thorne NSW Farmers Mudgee branch Email
Beverley Smiles Central West Environment Council Email
Rosemary Hadaway Mudgee District Environment Group & Watershed Landcare Email
Dougald Morse Community representative Email
Colin Kilby Community representative Email
Sally Edwards Community representative Email
John Kelly Community representative Email


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)