“I wanted to thank AWA for the outstanding job you did for the NSW Electricity Supply Industry as part of its Y2K Public Communication and Education Program. What could have been a contentious matter for the industry given the media hype surrounding the Y2K issue was managed extremely well over the 12 month program period.
All activities coordinated by AWA including the media briefings, customer forums, speaking engagements, brochures, video and the Y2K Communications Centre operated and managed on New Year’s Eve, combined to make the program a real success . It is also pleasing to note that the Association’s relationship with the public, business sector, industry organisations and the media has also been strengthened as a result of the program.
I also wanted to take the opportunity to acknowledge the work undertaken by AWA to progress the Industry’s Public Electrical Safety Awareness Program. There can be little doubt about the effectiveness of the program with recent statistics released by the NSW Department of Fair Trading showing a continued decrease in the number of electrical accidents involving the public on the network (and in fact, a 100% reduction in deaths attributed to the network over the last two years).
Thank you again for your contribution and I look forward to working with you in the future.”