MPs briefed on Cobbora

Wellington’s mayor and general manager are hoping the Parliamentarians working on the Cobbora transition plan will support the 353 road sealing and other infrastructure.
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The State Member for Orange Andrew Gee told the Times the committee of Parliamentarians working on the Cobbora transition plan held its first meeting on Wednesday.

The committee was formed after the announcement that the NSW government had terminated Cobbora coal supply contracts with electricity generators. The drop in the price of coal had made the contracts increasingly unviable.

Those in attendance at the meeting included Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries, Member for Dubbo Troy Grant, the NSW Treasurer Mike Baird and Mr Gee.

Mr Gee said the MPs were given a briefing on the status of the Cobbora project and discussed ways in which the committee could move forward on issues like land management and mine-related projects.

“There’s still quite a bit of preliminary leg work to do but overall I thought it was a very productive first meeting,” Mr Gee said.

“Obviously community engagement – particularly with respect to local councils – is going to be very important as we go forward. We want to keep our local communities as informed and as engaged as possible,” Mr Gee said.

Mr Gee said he hoped that further details about the direction of the committee’s work would be available in the near future.

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