Upcoming community discussion dinners and drop-in sessions

As we prepare to submit our Environment Effects Statement later this year, we would like to invite you to register for one of our community-led discussion groups and/or attend our upcoming community information drop-in sessions.

The community-led discussion groups are face-to-face sessions in small groups over dinner for you to tell us what is top of mind for you when it comes to the Western Renewables Link project. This is a chance for you - the community - to help us shape our next phase of engagement as well as discuss general issues of concern regarding the project.

Separately to the dinners, we will also be hosting our next round of community information drop-in sessions. Use these sessions to find out the latest information about the project and discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

More information and event details listed below. We hope to see you there.

Community discussion dinners

Dinners will be held for each section of the proposed route and community members are invited to participate.

Dinners will be limited to 20 participants to manage health and wellbeing in the current COVID environment and allow everyone an equal chance to contribute.

Bookings are essential and available to those who are fully vaccinated, and dinner will be provided. To book your spot at a dinner session, please head to our news and events page.

Locations and dates

  • Monday August 22, 6pm – 8pm, Waubra FNC, 2091 Sunraysia Hwy, Waubra
  • Tuesday August 23, 6pm – 8pm, Joel Joel Hall, 214 Joel South Road, Joel Joel
  • Monday August 29, 6pm – 8pm, Myrniong Hall, 6 Short Street, Myrniong
  • Tuesday August 30, 6pm – 8pm, Bacchus Marsh Public Hall, 207 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh
  • Wednesday August 31, 6pm – 8pm, Creswick Town Hall, 70 Albert St, Creswick
  • Thursday September 1, 6pm – 8pm, Melton and District Pony Club, 734-801 Bulmans Road, Toolern Vale

Community information drop-in sessions

Those interested in learning more about the project can drop-in and talk to project team members or technical specialists about topics including landscape and visual, biodiversity, bushfire, electric and magnetic fields, compensation and valuation, and route selection. Bookings are not required for the drop-in sessions.

Locations and dates

  • Friday August 19, 2pm – 6pm, Brown Hill Hall, 375 Humffray Street North, Brown Hill
  • Saturday August 20, 2pm – 6pm, Toolern Vale Hall, 1504 Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road, Toolern Vale
  • Tuesday August 23, 1pm – 5pm, Joel Joel Hall, 214 Joel South Road Joel Joel

If you’d like to learn more about the project or the upcoming sessions, please call us on 1300 360 795, email info@westernrenewableslink.com.au or visit westernrenewableslink.com.au.

About the project

The Western Renewables Link is a proposed new 190km high-voltage electricity transmission line that will carry renewable energy from Bulgana in Western Victoria to Sydenham in Melbourne’s north-west.

The project is critical infrastructure required to unlock the renewable energy potential of Western Victoria as a key Renewable Energy Zone and will help to deliver clean and affordable energy to Victorians.

Once complete, the additional transmission line capacity will carry enough energy to power more than 500,000 homes.

Updates about the project

To register for regular updates about the project, please visit www.westernrenewableslink.com.au.

If you have any questions, please call 1300 360 795 or email info@westernrenewableslink.com.au.