Community consultative committee update

12 June, 2020

The ninth meeting of the Inner Darling Downs Community Consultative Committee was held online on 5 May 2020. The meeting, chaired by Bill Armagnacq, saw 13 of the 15 committee members attend. Representatives from the federal, state and local government agencies and one elected representative, observed the meeting.

Committee member Rob Loch, representing the Pittsworth District Landcare Association, summarised a meeting involving several committee members and representatives from Future Freight Joint Venture to discuss technical aspects of the project’s soils and groundwater studies.

Members received project updates for Border to Gowrie and Gowrie to Helidon, including information on upcoming geotechnical investigations and our efforts to gain a more thorough understanding of water assets (such as bores and dams) on properties.

The next Inner Darling Downs Community Consultative Committee meeting will likely be held online (until COVID-19 restrictions are reduced) in late June.

A full version of the Chair’s summary is available here.

The Southern Darling Downs Community Consultative Committee has requested the Office of the Coordinator-General (OCG) participate in a meeting to explain the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process.

The OCG has agreed to this request and will participate in a committee meeting closer to the public exhibition period for the Border to Gowrie EIS. The OCG will explain the EIS process, how communities can make a submission to the OCG and how submissions will be considered by the OCG. It will not present on the specific elements of the Border to Gowrie EIS.

If you have any questions you would like raised at a committee meeting or to follow up meeting discussions, please contact any of the committee members via the relevant committee webpage.

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