Paul Omodei


Response to initial PLUG letter

31 August 2007

Plantagenet Line Upgrade Group
310 Healy Road
Narrikup WA 6326

Dear Members

Re: Kojonup to Albany Power Line Upgrade

I write to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 6 August 2007 in respect to the Kojonup to Albany Power Line Upgrade.

I have noted all of your concerns in respect to this very important issue and advise that the Hon Robyn McSweeney has presented your petition to Parliament on Tuesday 28 August 2007. She has also advised me that there is to be a Public Hearing on 26 September 2007 involving Grainge Resources, the Economic Regulator and Western Power.

The Hon Robyn McSweeney will keep me appraised of the outcome of the meeting and if I can be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

With kind regards

Yours sincerely



Hon Paul D Omodei MLA
Member for Warren Blackwood
Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Minister for Federal Affairs; Mines and Resources


PLUG followup letter

Hon Paul Omodei
Leader of the Opposition
PO Box 687
Manjimup WA 6258

11th September 2007

Dear Sir

We refer to correspondence we sent to you on the 5th August 2007 and Shadow Ministers regarding the transmission lines from Kojonup to Albany and are at a loss as to who is handling our concerns.

Hon John Day advised he has forwarded our letter to you and you advise you have forwarded our letter to him. Could you please advise who is dealing with this matter? We would also appreciate if you could provide us with a contact within your office to liaise with?

Hon Robyn Mc Sweeney has arranged a Senate public hearing on 26th September on this matter and we hope you can support us on this issue.

We are not anti power being supplied to Albany but believe if transmission from Collie is the only answer, could routes of less impact be used i.e. existing corridors, highways, railways or public land?

Thank you in anticipation of your support.

Yours sincerely



On behalf of the PLUG