North West Transmission Developments

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Your feedback is helping us understand what is important to you and what we need to consider to achieve the best outcomes for the environment, landowners and community.

We’re currently seeking your initial thoughts on the North West Transmission Developments. You can share your feedback by filling out the survey here.


How we have engaged with the community so far

Since early 2021 we have engaged with landowners and the local community in the following ways:

Find out more about our engagement activities, upcoming events and how to connect with us on this page.

Your feedback is helping us understand what is important to you and what we need to consider to achieve the best outcomes for the environment, landowners and community.

We’re currently seeking your initial thoughts on the North West Transmission Developments. You can share your feedback by filling out the survey here.


How we have engaged with the community so far

Since early 2021 we have engaged with landowners and the local community in the following ways:

Find out more about our engagement activities, upcoming events and how to connect with us on this page.

  • Register your interest to work with the North West Transmission Developments

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    Businesses are invited to register their interest in TasNetworks’ North West Transmission Developments (NWTD) project via the ICN Gateway.

    The NWTD and Marinus Link will deliver significant economic benefits by creating 1,400 jobs at peak construction and $1.4 billion in economic stimulus in Tasmania. The projects will unlock a pipeline of future renewable energy generation developments that are estimated to provide an additional 2,350 jobs at peak construction and add a further $5.7 billion to the Tasmanian economy.

    The NWTD is subject to final investment decision (FID), currently scheduled for December 2024. Procurement activities have commenced with a Registration of Interest closing on 22 August 2022. It is anticipated that construction activities will commence in 2024, following FID.

    The intent is to appoint a single Head Contractor to deliver the scope of works. TasNetworks will encourage and support the successful Head Contractor to engage local contractors and suppliers, in order to maximise spend and employment in the region.

    To find out more and register your interest for any of the likely categories of project spend, please visit nwtd.icn.org.au

  • NWTD Community Benefits Sharing Program

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    TasNetworks is seeking your feedback to help shape a proposed community benefits sharing program (CBSP) for the North West Transmission Developments (NWTD). Have your say here.

  • EBPC Act referral applications submitted

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    The environmental, land-use planning and heritage impact assessment and approvals process for the proposed North West Transmission Developments is progressing.

    TasNetworks has submitted two new referrals to the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water and Energy under the Environmental Protection, Biodiversity and Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

    The referral application numbers are:

    · Sheffield to Staverton Upgrades - 2022/09248

    · Remaining North West Transmission Developments - 2022/09247

    If you'd like to know more about TasNetworks' applications, what they cover and why they were made, you can read more on our website here.


  • Eagle nest surveys

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    From Monday 21 March 2022 until mid-April, we’ll be conducting helicopter inspections for the proposed North-West Transmission Developments.


    We’ll be flying the areas shown below to find wedge-tailed eagle and white-bellied sea eagle nests.


    We know the chopper can be noisy. But these checks are crucial for gathering information about the North West Transmission Developments.


    For more information about eagle nest surveys, click here.


  • NWTD Stakeholder Liaison Group

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    The first meeting of the NWTD Stakeholder Liaison Group (SLG) was held on Monday, 11th of October in Burnie. Independently chaired, the group includes representation across key industry groups, peak bodies, education, skills and training sectors and state government organisations.

    The SLG will provide an important engagement forum for the NWTD project during the design and approvals phase. During the meetings, TasNetworks will share information about the project, as well as discuss potential impacts and opportunities. Stakeholder perspectives and feedback will be sought on a range of matters related to the North West Transmission Developments.

    Meetings will be held every two months.

    View the NWTD SLG Terms of Reference and Code of Conduct.

    The minutes, agenda and presentation from the first meeting are available below.

    Meeting one – Group establishment and NWTD project introduction

    11 October 2020

  • Route Options Report

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    TasNetworks has announced details of the proposed North West Transmission Developments, with the release of a detailed Route Options Report.

    The report outlines the developments in North West Tasmania required to unlock Tasmania’s world-class renewable energy resources, including hydro generation and storage as well as wind and solar resources.

    The upgrade and extension to Tasmania’s electricity transmission network, along with the proposed 1500 megawatt Marinus Link, is a critical piece of nation-building infrastructure to support Australia’s transition to a clean energy future.

    We recognise the need to provide many avenues to engage with the team as this project progresses.

    TasNetworks will be holding a number of community information sessions in the Burnie area throughout June in Stowport, Heybridge, Ridgely, Shorewell Park, Upper Burnie and Burnie city, which community members are invited to attend. Please see details on the right hand side of this page. No registration is required.

    On June 22, we will host a public webinar to provide more information on the proposed route and answer questions from the community. Please follow this link to register.

    We also welcome online engagement via this site – please take the survey to let us know what you think.

    Landowners, neighbours and community members will have several opportunities to comment during the environmental, land use planning and cultural heritage approvals process. These will include formal opportunities required by the approvals processes and informal opportunities through planned engagement activities. As part of this, there will be opportunity to make written submissions. TasNetworks will provide more information about these opportunities once the environmental and planning approvals process is confirmed.

    Comment on the Route Options Report from landowners and the community is encouraged. You can provide your feedback in a number of ways:

    We are committed to communicating in a transparent, respectful, and timely manner.

  • Community engagement

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    During May and June, TasNetworks will begin the next phase of landowner engagement and community information sessions as part of the proposed North West Transmission Developments.

    These critical network upgrades to the electricity transmission network, along with a proposed 1500 megawatt Marinus Link interconnector, will inject $1.4 billion dollars into the North West local economy, including 1400 jobs during construction, as well as support Australia’s transition to a clean energy future.

    As part of the project’s independent approvals process we will also be conducting targeted field surveys during this period to help identify and record Aboriginal and historic heritage sites, protected vegetation and plant species, and any potential threatened animal habitats.

Page last updated: 15 Aug 2022, 01:55 PM