APA has undertaken a range of community and stakeholder consultation activities since the announcement of the proposed Western Slopes Pipeline. Completed activities to date include: 

  • Establishment of a Western Slopes Pipeline Community Consultative Committee.
  • Public meetings.
  • Community drop-in sessions.
  • Group and one-on-one meetings with directly affected landowners.
  • Correspondence to directly affected landowners.
  • Presentations to existing forums, including Local Government and special interest group meetings.
  • Consultation with relevant Government agencies (Federal, State and Local).
  • Direct engagement with interested Aboriginal Parties in accordance with relevant Government guidelines.
  • Advertising and editorial engagement with print and electronic media outlets along the proposed pipeline route.
  • Publication of various Project materials, including Project webpage, Landowner FAQs, factsheets and Project Activity updates.
  • Establishment of an 1800 information line, Project email address and feedback form. 

Links to all consultation materials identified above are available from the Project Quick Links page

Community Consultative Committee

The Western Slopes Pipeline Community Consultative Committee (CCC) provides a forum for discussion between APA and representatives of the community, stakeholder groups and local councils on issues relating to the Western Slopes Pipeline Project.

The CCC is independently chaired by Mr Michael Silver OAM, who was appointed by the NSW Department of Planning & Environment. The members of the Western Slopes Pipeline CCC are:

Northern Southern
  • Mr Rohan Boehm
  • Ms Louise Tout
  • Mr Don McKenzie
  • Mr Hugh Palmer
  • Mr Cameron Staines
  • Ms Liz Tomlinson
  • Ms Louise Clemson
  • Ms Anne Kennedy
  • Ms Julie Wise
  • Mr Tom Walker


In line with the CCC Guidelines, minutes of all meetings are made publicly available (see below).

Links to Meeting Minutes

June 2018

  1. CCC minutes: combined meeting of Southern and Northern groups, 19 June, Warren
  2. APA Presentation
  3. APA - ASX Announcement
  4. Cathodic Protection

March 2018

  1. CCC minutes: combined meeting of Southern and Northern groups, 6 March, Coonamble
  2. APA Presentation 
  3. APA responses to Tony Pickard's questions

December 2017

  1. Southern CCC Minutes 5 December
  2. Northern CCC Minutes 6 December
  3. APA Presentation (North & South)
  4. WSP CCC Submitted Questions (Tony Pickard)

September 2017

  1. Department of Planning & Environment Presentation (Narrabri)
  2. Department of Planning & Environment Presentation (Warren)
  3. APA Presentation (North & South)
  4. Northern CCC Minutes 13 September
  5. Southern CCC Minutes 14 September
  6. WSPCCC – Cover Letter APA Additional Information
  7. APA – Additional Information Response
  8. Attachment 1 – August ATS Advice Letter
  9. Attachment 2 – WSP Biosecurity Protocol
  10. Attachment 3 – Insurance Certificate of Currency
  11. Attachment 4 – Land Access Process