Our Consultation Commitment
Engagement, transparency and benefit-sharing with the local community are critical to a successful project. Without a social licence to operate in the region, there can be no project.
We want to be part of the Walcha community for the next generation and are committed to working hard to build strong long-term relationships with residents, businesses and organisations.
Our Community Engagement Strategy
Our community engagement strategy is built on the following core principles:
Community Consultative Committee
We have established a Community Consultative Committee (CCC) for the project in accordance with the assessment requirements set out by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. The CCC consists of an independent Chair, community members, local government representatives, and project team members. The CCC performs an advisory and consultative role, providing a forum for open discussion on issues directly related to the project.
CCC meetings are held approximately quarterly while the development approval is being assessed, with the first meeting held on 18 March 2021 at the Walcha Sports Club. Meeting minutes are published on the website as they become available.