CarbonNet Community Reference Group

In 2019 Gippsland locals with a passion for the region’s future and a desire to contribute to action on emissions reductions were encouraged to apply for membership of CarbonNet’s inaugural Community Reference Group.

Expressions of interest were sought from across a broad spectrum of interests, including but not limited to environment, agriculture, local business and industry, education, Local Government and the general community. Previous committee experience was not essential, however commitment, drive and the ability to participate in meetings were.

Applications closed on 26 April 2019. The newly-formed CarbonNet Community Reference Group (CCRG) held its first meeting on 26 July 2019. Meetings are held each quarter, generally in Sale or the Latrobe Valley.

What is the role of the CCRG?

The CCRG plays an important role in forming a conversation with Gippsland communities. Members provide advice to the project team and help to facilitate effective two-way engagement with local communities and stakeholders in Gippsland.

The role of the CCRG includes:

  • Helping to identify key social and community values in Gippsland for CarbonNet to consider as the project progresses
  • Providing advice about potential issues that may affect local communities in relation to the project, and contributing ideas for solutions
  • Providing advice on future engagement activities that could be undertaken in Gippsland, including with key stakeholders and the general public.

The project team is excited to be working with Gippsland residents to help contribute to a positive future for the region.

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Page last updated: 13 Aug 2019