Jemena is committed to community consultation and continues to review and update its program of consultation activities to respond to community feedback and build on past consultation activities, carried out since 2012.
The program involves a broad range of activities, including stakeholder briefings, community notifications, a dedicated project 1800 number and email address, and ongoing meetings with the Community Liaison Group (CLG).
The project timeline provides an overview of past and future activities.
Communications with the community
Notifications and Fact Sheets were regularly published and disseminated by Jemena during the trial and full scale works to update the community on the Kendall Bay Sediment Remediation project. All newsletters issued during the works are available to view here.
Surveys were undertaken in the community asking people about the key issues of community concern, what kind of information would be useful, and how people would like to be consulted. This has informed project information, feedback forms and presentation materials. In particular, the team conducted a community survey over two days, visiting four different locations over several hours, including:
- Wangal Reserve, Hilly Street Mortlake
- Cabarita Park
- Breakfast Point shops
- Tennyson Road, Mortlake
Jemena met with key community, Council and Government Agency stakeholders throughout the planning process and and full-scale remediation works. . This included meetings with the Bay and Park Communities Alliance (BAPCA), the Mortlake and Majors Bay Resident Action Group (MMBRAG) and the Majors Bay Chamber of Commerce and key Government and local project Stakeholders.
Open-house Community Information and Feedback Sessions and Community Meetings
Community Information and Feedback Sessions were held prior to work commencing and during the EIS. This included an informal drop-in and display session. Key considerations raised during the session were:
- The process, timing and hours of the remediation works
- The management of impacts for residents – odour, dust, noise and truck movements
- The condition and functionality of the Bay and staging site post-remediation
- Transportation of the remediated sediment
Community Liaison Group (CLG)
A Community Liaison Group was established to maintain regular dialogue between Jemena and the community during the remediation project. Interested members of the community were invited to apply to the Group through a publicly advertised expression of interest process. Nominations were also put forward by the Bay and Park Communities Alliance (BAPCA) and Mortlake and Majors Bay Residents Action Group (MMBRAG).
The Group was just one way in which members of the community were able to raise issues of interest or concern with Jemena during the works. Agreed Terms of Reference can be found here.
Presentation materials and summary notes of the CLG meetings are available here, for the broader interest and benefit of all.
The Group first met in October 2013 with the final meeting held in July 2020.
For more information about the Kendall Bay Remediation Project register on our Project Portal; haveyoursay.jemena.com.au.
Phone: 1800 571 972