Public meeting to discuss electricity provider practices

16 March, 2015

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents of the public meeting that will be held on Tuesday evening at the Bowral Memorial Hall providing members of the public an opportunity to voice their concerns at the pruning of trees by electricity providers.

The meeting is the result of a Notice of Motion passed at the Ordinary Council Meeting on the 11 February 2015.  At this meeting, Councillors resolved to call upon Endeavour Energy, local Members of Parliament and the Minister for Resources and Energy to attend the meeting and hear the public’s concerns about the apparent ongoing indiscriminate pruning of trees.

Both the Member for Goulburn, Pru Goward MP and the Member for Wollondilly, Jai Rowell MP, have confirmed they will be attending the public meeting.

Representatives from Endeavour Energy will not be in attendance.

Issues to be discussed will include the necessity of striking a balance between compulsory safety obligations and aesthetic pruning.

The meeting will take place at the Bowral Memorial Hall, located between 16–24 Bendooley Street, Bowral on Tuesday 17 March 2015 starting at 6.30pm.

The meeting is open to all members of the public.