JTA has undertaken numerous projects in the electricity generation industry for private and public sector clients in Australia and internationally. Through our understanding of the industry’s complex structure and regulatory requirements, we enable our clients to undertake effective stakeholder and community consultation.
JTA delivered engagement, consultation and communication services for Shaw River Power Station Pty Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Santos Ltd, proposing a major gas-fired power station in a pristine tourist and dairy area near Orford in western Victoria.
JTA managed a rigorous and defensible engagement process, comprising targeted consultation with interest groups, community leaders and directly affected landholders, and broader consultation and awareness activities. This ensured the client fulfilled its regulatory obligations relating to consultation during the environmental assessment process.
Tarong Energy Corporation then owned and operated two power stations (Tarong and Tarong North) located between Nanango and Kingaroy in Queensland’s beautiful South Burnett region.
After detailed investigations into alternative fuel supply options such as biomass and gas as reliable long-term fuel sources, a new coal mine was proposed. JTA delivered community engagement, consultation, and communication services relating to the Kunioon coal mine, which at the time was proposed as a replacement for the existing depleted coal mine.
JTA delivered the community consultation project for the proposed construction of a new gas-fired generating unit at Swanbank Power Station near Ipswich in South East Queensland. This required intense consultation of Swanbank, Ipswich and surrounding communities.
We also provided stakeholder planning activities and engagement advice on the proposed Kogan Creek power station which is now located in the western Darling Downs near Chinchilla.
JTA principal, Jan Taylor, chaired a Queensland Government Task Force examining the state’s future energy needs, reporting to the then Minister for Mines and Energy. This was one of the most extensive consultation exercises undertaken (at that time) in the southern hemisphere. Consulting throughout Queensland and internationally, the Task Force examined alternative sources of energy suitable for meeting the state’s needs as it moved into the 21st century.
The AGL Petronas Consortium (APC) contracted JTA to conduct community consultation as part of the environmental impact assessment process for the Australian pipeline portion of the proposed $3 billion PNG Gas Project.
The project proposed constructing a 3,800km pipeline network to link Australian gas consumers to natural gas reserves in Papua New Guinea. It involved delivering engagement and consultation services across Far North and Western Queensland and the Northern Territory.