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New Members sought for Essential Energy Advocacy Group

Essential Energy is seeking people to represent customers and key consumer groups on electricity network issues as part of its Customer Advocacy Group.

Regional Manager Northern, Mark Summers, said the group provided Essential Energy with a valuable insight into customers’ views on energy issues.

“The Customer Advocacy Group provides a proactive forum to consult and engage with our customer base around matters related to electricity supply and associated services in regional and rural NSW,” Mark said.

“We are currently seeking expressions of interest from individuals to represent customers within Essential Energy’s distribution network – which covers 95 per cent of NSW and parts of Southern Queensland – to be part of the 12-member group.”

The Customer Advocacy Group meets regularly and represents consumer groups, low-income households, Indigenous and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, residential and business customers, those in rural and remote areas, and primary producers.

“We are looking for people who have an interest in electricity network issues and a focus on servicing customer groups and organisations within regional and rural communities,” Mark added.

To download a copy of the Customer Advocacy Group charter and member role description, visit Applications are open until 5pm Thursday, 12 April 2018 and can be completed via the online form.

Deputy Prime Minister visit for Moree's Inland Rail

Yesterday, Councillors and senior management met with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack MP, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and our local Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton MP, Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.

These discussions follow a meeting late last year with the then Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Mr Coulton in relation to Moree Plains Shire’s Inland Rail project, and in particular the Moree Intermodal Park.

At yesterday’s meeting, a similar briefing was provided to Deputy Prime Minister McCormack and Assistant Minister Coulton as well as an update as regards progress since that time.

One of the most significant outcomes this year has been the commencement of the Shire’s Strategic Transport Plan. The total project value is $425,000; comprising some funding and in-kind contributions by Council, with the lion’s share being made available by the Federal Government.

Council is working with both the Federal Government and the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet to engage specialist assistance to prepare the Plan for the Shire which will be targeted at ensuring the whole Shire is ‘Inland Rail ready’ by the time the rail line is upgraded in 2020.

This was welcomed by the Deputy Prime Minister in yesterday’s discussions as funding will be available for ‘shovel ready’ infrastructure projects complementary to the Inland Rail.

Mayor Humphries said, “It was a very fruitful meeting. Moree’s long-standing commitment to the Inland Rail was explicitly acknowledged by the Federal Government which was great to hear. As an organisation, this freight link has been part of our long-term strategic vision for the Shire and so many of our projects and activities have been in readiness of this project.

“We also emphasised how critical the private sector will be to ensuring the Moree Plains is in the best position to take advantage of the Inland Rail. It was so pleasing for me to be able to report to our Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister how existing local businesses are making substantial investments now and how this project is generating new investment in the Shire,” she said.

Mayor Humphries also confirmed “Council has financed a video to show to the world at large how we are Inland Rail Ready which was released on our Facebook page yesterday. I encourage everyone to have a look and share it widely. It’s a great story that we are all part of!”

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Floodplain Risk Management – Moree and Surrounds

Floodplain Risk Management – Moree and Surrounds

Under the NSW Government’s Flood Prone Land Policy, councils across NSW are responsible for the management of flood liable land.

We have a responsibility to manage floodplains to ensure that any:

  • New development will not experience undue flood risk; and
  • Existing development will not be adversely flood affected through increased damage or hazard as a result of any new development.

We need to have a policy with respect to controlling development on flood prone land and in doing so, be satisfied that all new development adequately minimises the risk to human life and damage to property, and avoids significant adverse impacts on flood behaviour and the environment.

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