On 4 August 2020, the Victorian Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne, declared that an Environmental Effects Statement (EES) is required for AusNet Services’ Western Victorian Transmission Network Project. This community session will provide an overview on the EES assessment process and how members of the public can participate in the process. Moorabool Shire Council is delighted to welcome Jack Krohn, Senior Impact Assessor at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, to speak with the community.
Jack Krohn has worked in environmental planning and impact assessment within State government since the 1980s, mostly on EESs under the Environment Effects Act. He has dealt with EESs for mines, quarries, roads, railway projects, coastal infrastructure, wind farms and a variety of other energy-related projects. In recent years, he has worked on the EESs for the proposed Big Hill open cut gold mine at Stawell, Melbourne Metro rail tunnel project, Dundonnell and Golden Plains wind farms and Mordialloc Bypass. Mr Krohn is an active member of the International Association for Impact Assessment and of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.