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Ensuring a Sustainable Future: The AEIC Review of Community Attitudes Towards Renewable Energy

Updated: Sep 29, 2023

In our ever-changing world, the move towards renewable energy infrastructure is a hot topic, and communities are at the heart of this transition. Recently, the Australian Energy Infrastructure Commission (AEIC), also known as the Energy Ombudsman, has taken a significant step towards understanding community perspectives on renewable energy projects. This review is an essential opportunity for us, the people of Eungella and beyond, to ensure that our voices are heard, our concerns addressed, and our environment protected.


The AEIC wants to understand community perspectives on renewable energy projects
The AEIC wants to understand community perspectives on renewable energy projects

The AEIC Review: What You Need to Know

The AEIC's review aims to gauge community attitudes towards renewable energy infrastructure comprehensively. It encompasses a wide range of factors, including:

  1. Environmental Impacts: Evaluating how these projects may affect our pristine natural surroundings, including our unique platypus habitats and other ecosystems.

  2. Bushfire and Biosecurity Risks: Understanding potential risks to our region, especially in the context of our fire-prone landscape and the protection of our agricultural land.

  3. Agricultural Land Impacts: Assessing the impact on our vital agricultural sector and the sustainability of our farming practices.

  4. Community and Tourism Impact: Recognising the importance of community well-being and our vibrant tourism industry.

  5. Infrastructure Considerations: Examining haulage roads, bridge upgrades, worker's camps, and any other related matters that might influence our local infrastructure.


Seize the Opportunity: Have Your Voice Heard

This review isn't just a formality; it's a vital chance for our community to actively participate in shaping our future. Your voice matters, and your perspective is invaluable. To make a meaningful impact, follow these steps:

  1. Review the Terms of Reference: Visit the AEIC's website to familiarize yourself with the review's terms of reference. This document outlines the scope and goals of the review, helping you understand what's at stake.

  2. Prepare Your Submission: Armed with knowledge, craft a submission that reflects your concerns, hopes, and suggestions regarding renewable energy infrastructure in our region. This is your platform to express your opinions.

  3. Submit Your Letter: Go to the AEIC's website to submit your letter. Your input will be an essential part of the review process.


Deadline Approaching: Act Now

Time is of the essence. The deadline for submissions is 5 pm AEST on October 1, 2023. Don't wait; act now to ensure that your voice contributes to the shaping of our community's future.


Stay Informed

To stay updated on this critical review and its implications for our region, visit the AEIC's official website at AEIC Review of Community Attitudes. Knowledge is power, and by staying informed, you can play a more informed and active role in the decisions that affect our beloved Eungella.

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