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Developer consultative committee

The Developer Consultative Committee (DCC) is a forum for property developers, their contractors and industry group members to raise and discuss matters relating to AusNet that will ultimately improve the experience of negotiated electricity connections.

The purpose of the DCC is to:

  • foster collaboration between AusNet and the development industry
  • discuss auditing requirements, processes and potential efficiencies
  • seek feedback on new technical standards or changes to existing AusNet technical standards
  • share performance reporting and top audit failures

 

DCC Members

The DCC is comprised of representatives from across the development industry, and currently includes representatives from:

  • ALDE
  • UDIA
  • Nordcon
  • Plan B Services
  • Dennis Family Corp
  • Stockland
  • Winslow
  • UCS
  • Land Gippsland
  • Moremac
  • Civil Contractors Federation
  • Beveridge Williams
  • Peracon

 

Meetings

The DCC meetings are held quarterly, with a mix of face-to-face and virtual sessions.

View the most recent minutes of the meetings below:

Wednesday, 13 April 2022 (PDF, 129KB)

Thursday, 3 February 2022 (PDF, 144KB)

Thursday, 28 October 2021 (PDF, 188KB)

Monday, 26 July 2021 (PDF, 90KB)

View the slide packs from previous meetings below:

Wednesday, 13 April 2022 (PDF, 2MB) 

Thursday, 3 February 2022 (PDF, 3MB)

Thursday, 28 October 2021 (PDF, 216KB)

Monday, 26 July 2021 (PDF, 731KB)

 

 

The DCC is a commitment under our Greenfield Developer Customer Service Standard

In October 2020 the Essential Services Commission (ESC) released its decision in relation to new greenfield electricity connection standards, creating a new modernised framework and increasing requirements for distributors connecting electricity to new developments. These changes are aimed at improving efficiency and timeliness of connections in new development areas.

Under the ESC’s decision, distributors are required to:

  • establish a customer service standard setting out what a distribution business expects to deliver over the next two years in relation to negotiated connections
  • establish a consultative committee with relevant stakeholders that meets quarterly to resolve issues with delays
  • report publicly every six months against a performance reporting framework.

In response to the decision, and so we could continually improve customer service and outcomes, we established the Developer Consultative Committee (DCC), in July 2021.

View the report on the six month period from October 2021 to March 2022 (PDF, 685 KB)

 

Connection Process

The image below shows the high-level steps in the greenfield negotiated connections process.

Connection Process Developer Consultative Committee DCC

Industry Briefings

Industry Briefings are open to all developers and representatives. They are designed to update developers with the latest information and any changes relevant to the sector. These briefings will be held as needed.

View the slide pack and Q&A from the most recent Industry Briefing, REFCL – Isolating transformers in new estates, below:

Thursday, 24 March 2022 (PDF, 4MB)

REFCL Isolating Transformer Q&A (PDF, 221KB)

For more information on the REFCL program, visit our REFCL overview web page or the Energy Victoria website.

 

Resources

For information on what you need to know before and after submitting an application:

See New estate connections.

View the Regulating electricity connections for new housing developments consultation paper.

For more information on the DCC or for questions about joining, email engagement@ausnetservices.com.au