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

Given the length of the proposed pipeline, the CCC operates as two committees - one in the northern section with meetings in Narrabri and Coonamble; and a southern committee servicing the Warren and Tottenham regions.

Mr Michael Silver OAM was appointed as Independent Chairperson by the Department of Planning and Environment on 14 June 2017. In August 2017, following an advertised application process for community member participation, the NSW Department of Planning and Environment accepted the recommendations of Mr Silver and appointed the following people as members of the CCC’s:


  • 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

More information regarding the Community Consultation Committee (CCC) process can be found at

Links to Meeting Minutes

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