CWO REZ Grid Transmission

CWO REZ Grid Transmission – as at April 2022 Good news! The revised EnergyCo study corridor avoids Hands on Rock and the vegetation along Ulan Road. Congratulations and well done to MDEG hard-working member Amanda and all involved in the survey and report writing! Our report claiming that there was […]

MDEG AGM is approaching

Mudgee District Environment Group AGM Sunday 15th May 2022 Time: 10.30 morning tea, 11.00 meeting start, lunch to follow. This is a self-catering event. Please bring a small contribution for morning tea, and a plate to share for lunch after the meeting as we enjoy some quality time together. Tea […]

Get the latest info on the REZ

Get revved up to find out about the REZ Energy NSW is the government body managing Renewable Energy Zones (REZs) across the state, including the Central West-Orana REZ (that’s us!) They also have responsibility for the development of the new transmission infrastructure – ie the grid! (Transgrid have advised they […]

Be Informed and Participate

BE INFORMED RES news (Tallawang Solar and Barneys Reef Wind). Check the Project Update newsletter and register for the information session Feb 23rd  2022 The wind farms angering renewable energy fans. Could it happen here? What’s happening where in the CWO-REZ? Solar and Wind Project Tracker Check out […]

Action at the coal-face

RESEARCH GETS UNDERWAY Save The Drip and Hands on Rock MDEG’s survey/research project is underway. Getting the response of visitors (particularly non-locals) to Hands on Rock and The Drip will hopefully give us some strong ammunition to prevent transmission lines in these areas, and put pressure on DPIE regarding commitments […]

Campaign News

CAMPAIGN UPDATES               November 2021 Save The Drip (The Dripping Gorge) Mining Moolarben Coal Mine UG4 Extraction Plan DoPIE has committed to notify us when this is received by Planning (due early December). There is still uncertainty as to whether we will be able to […]

New Assessment System for NSW

RAPID ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK Changes to major project assessment in NSW from 1st October 2021 include: SEARs (Planning Secretary’s environmental assessment requirements) will expire after 2 years – ‘ensuring that EISs are always based on up-to-date environmental considerations.’ Industry-specific SEARS are being developed. ‘The department has developed a comprehensive set of […]

Celebrate Biodiversity Month!

We celebrate Biodiversity Month every September and promote the importance of connecting with nature and caring for nature in all its diversity – its biodiversity! Celebrate. Observe. Connect. CELEBRATE Bylong v. Kepco: You know the result by now – an outstanding effort from the locals and EDO. There are 3 significant […]