We have spoken with hundreds of individuals and organisations during this process and attended more than 400 meetings with nearly 200 organisations, and we continue to hold meetings with organisations who wish to meet us.
This has given us an opportunity to listen to people on the ground and to learn about local issues and answered questions about our plans. Consistently people want assurances our activities can be conducted safely, while many people are also excited about the opportunities and benefits a discovery could bring to the region.
Engagement with communities
We have engaged broadly with the community to provide information about our company and our plan to drill the Stromlo 1 exploration well, and are committed to ongoing engagement throughout the duration of the project through:
Consultation with relevant persons
Consultation with Relevant Persons is a legal requirement under Regulation 11A of the OPGGS(E) Regulations 2009. Equinor must provide all relevant persons with sufficient information to allow them to make an informed assessment of how our planned operations might impact their functions, interests or activities. A fair amount of time was allowed for them to respond and for consultation to occur.
Who are the relevant persons?