AGL and APA have been consulting with key stakeholders, including local residents, environmental groups, community groups and government since July 2017.

There have been over 30 public community consultations, held at locations including Crib Point, Hastings, Balnarring, Blind Bight, Cowes, Pearcedale, Cardinia, and Nar Nar Goon with both supporters and those who oppose the project.

Engagement and consultation activities and the feedback captured during preparation of the Environment Effects Statement is described in Chapter 26 of the EES Main Report in the EES section of this website.

Staying safe

Australia is currently facing an unprecedented time under the widespread disruption caused by the novel COVID-19 pandemic. Our priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our team and the community.

As a result of the current pandemic, the Minister for Planning has issued amended procedures and requirements for the exhibition and inquiry phase of the Project. 

Accessing the hearings

Directions Hearing

The Directions Hearing was held on Thursday 17 September 2020 by video conference.

The recording of the Directions Hearing is available on the Engage Victoria website

Public Hearing

The Public Hearing will commence at 10am on Monday 12 October 2020 and run for ten weeks. The Hearing is open to the public at all times, and anyone can view the proceedings.

More information about the Directions Hearing and the Public Hearing can be found on the Engage Victoria website.