Communities across the Loddon Mallee now have the chance to shape the future of renewable energy in the region, as part of the Loddon Mallee Renewable Energy Roadmap (LMRER) project.
Individuals, community groups, business, industry and other stakeholders in the Loddon Mallee region are invited to have their say through an online survey, at a listening post, or by attending a workshop this month.
- Listening post this Sunday, 18 August at the Mallee Almond Blossom Festival
- Workshops at Swan Hill Town Hall on 29 August at 2pm and 6pm
- Complete the online survey
The Roadmap will provide policy makers and industry with an understanding of the economic potential for renewable energy within the region, and give the community a voice in how they would like to see this transformation take place.
Swan Hill Rural City Council CEO John McLinden is also the chair of the Loddon Mallee New Energy Taskforce.
“Councils and communities across the region are working together to drive a positive, sustainable transition to renewable energy. The Roadmap will capture the community’s vision for our new energy future,” Mr McLinden said.
“The transition to renewable energy could turn the Loddon Mallee region into Victoria’s clean energy powerhouse.
“The Roadmap project gives the community an important chance to share their hopes and concerns for this transition and maximise the benefits it will bring to our towns, industries and environment.”
The Roadmap is funded by the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and is delivered by the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance (CVGA).
Community consultation will continue until October 2019 with the Roadmap estimated to be finalised at the end of the year.
To register for a workshop, take the survey, or for more information, visit the CVGA website.