Reviewing Our Electricity Network Safety Framework

18 January 2017

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a review of Victoria’s electricity network safety framework, to be headed by Dr Paul Grimes.

The main objective of the review is to enhance the safety of our electricity supply and reduce the risk of fires created by electrical assets.

It has been more than a decade since the current safety framework was put in place. This review will ensure the existing arrangements adequately reflect the needs of the community in an increasingly complex environment.

Chair of the review, Dr Grimes, has held positions as Secretary for the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture and the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.

Dr Grimes will be supported by a dedicated secretariat established from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

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Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

“This review will complement the sweeping set of regulatory reforms already introduced by our Government to reduce the risk of fire.”

“These reforms build upon the important work already underway by the Powerline Bushfire Safety Program in response to the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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