LANDHOLDERS

We live with you in the Granite Belt, and it’s important we remain good neighbours. At all times we will aim to provide clear and timely information to you during pre-construction, construction and operation, and to act like guests when we are working on or near your land.

Thank you very much for your patience as this vital community infrastructure project has progressed.

What’s happening now?
We are now in the pre-construction phase. During this period we are undertaking the detailed planning, tendering, and budgeting needed to make a formal decision to proceed with the project. We expect this decision will be made by February 2021, and we will then move to construction. This date may be impacted given the impacts of COVID-19; if there is any change, we will advise you as soon as possible.

What does this mean for you?
Because we can’t acquire land during this pre-construction period, our current focus is to commence negotiations with landholders on land access, valuations and potentially an offer to purchase at a later date. We will also require access to land during the pre-construction phase.

Negotiations to acquire land will be undertaken by professional, independent contractors with appropriate expertise. Our Board has instructed that these negotiations meet the highest standards of fairness and professionalism. You will be given information about how the negotiations will proceed when our contractors are appointed.

If you’re an affected landholder and have any questions or concerns, please contact our team.

Biodiversity Offsets

We are currently seeking biodiversity offsets on private properties. This is required by the Environmental Impact Statement to offset the impact the dam and pipeline will have on endangered flora and fauna.

If you are a landholder in the Granite Belt region and believe you may be affected by the construction of the dam and/or pipeline, or own land that may be deemed suitable for acquisition as an environmental offset, please provide us with your contact details.