Implementation of a new landowner engagement model is a key element to successful project delivery and the project team is targeting to reduce the time taken to reach landowner agreements.
The new landowner engagement model will be used for all future landowner interactions. It provides genuine engagement with landowners within structured timelines to enable the project to be efficiently delivered for the benefit of all landowners and stakeholders.
The model incorporates a number of checks and balances including access to independent review, the landowner submission process and allowance of ‘a reasonable time’ to reach agreement.
The new model for landowner engagement is based on the following principles:
- No surprises – communication of the landowner engagement approach with landowners in an upfront and easy to understand way
- Integration of tools - statutory reconfiguration and other tools are a part of the approach and are incorporated into the engagement model, and
- Guidance – landowners will be provided with information and guidance throughout the engagement process.