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Interim Australian Energy Infrastructure Commissioner

The department has announced Mr John Sheldon as interim Australian Energy Infrastructure Commissioner.

The announcement follows the retirement of Mr Andrew Dyer. The government expects to announce the appointment of a permanent Commissioner in June 2024.

During his time with the department, Mr Sheldon has worked on social licence and community engagement across a range of policy areas. In his current role as Director of Social Licence Policy, Mr Sheldon has worked on energy infrastructure and transmission projects.

The Office of the Australian Energy Infrastructure Commissioner helps community members resolve energy concerns to realise opportunities from:

  • wind farms
  • large-scale solar farms
  • energy storage facilities
  • new major transmission projects.

Mr Sheldon will start in the position from Tuesday 2 April 2024.

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