Staverton to Hampshire Hills preferred route

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How we have engaged


In November 2019, TasNetworks commenced public engagement to introduce the North West Transmission Developments to our customers and the community. This engagement was conducted online and face-to-face and included the following activities and community participation:

  • Landowner meetings
  • Community pop-up sessions across four locations, attended by 85 people
  • Online survey completed by 90 people
  • Focus groups, with 42 participants across four sessions
  • Community workshops in Preston (19 attended) and Wilmot (23 attended)
  • A community Webinar.

The feedback collected through our engagement process has helped us understand what is important to you and what you value. We have considered this feedback in refining the design and location of transmission line to minimise impacts on the visual landscape, environment and community.

Planning for the project is continuing and there will be more opportunities to have your say as the project progresses. This includes a formal submission process as part of the State-level environmental, land planning and cultural heritage assessment process.


Route map

After considering landowner, neighbour and community feedback, TasNetworks has released a revised route for the Staverton to Hampshire Hills section of the North West Transmission Developments. This is referred to as the ‘preferred’ route.

Download detailed preferred route map

Staverton to Hampshire Hills preferred route map (29 MB) (pdf)

*Note - Map is very high resolution and may be slow to load. If you are having trouble viewing this map and would like a printed copy sent to you, please contact us.


How we have engaged


In November 2019, TasNetworks commenced public engagement to introduce the North West Transmission Developments to our customers and the community. This engagement was conducted online and face-to-face and included the following activities and community participation:

  • Landowner meetings
  • Community pop-up sessions across four locations, attended by 85 people
  • Online survey completed by 90 people
  • Focus groups, with 42 participants across four sessions
  • Community workshops in Preston (19 attended) and Wilmot (23 attended)
  • A community Webinar.

The feedback collected through our engagement process has helped us understand what is important to you and what you value. We have considered this feedback in refining the design and location of transmission line to minimise impacts on the visual landscape, environment and community.

Planning for the project is continuing and there will be more opportunities to have your say as the project progresses. This includes a formal submission process as part of the State-level environmental, land planning and cultural heritage assessment process.


Route map

After considering landowner, neighbour and community feedback, TasNetworks has released a revised route for the Staverton to Hampshire Hills section of the North West Transmission Developments. This is referred to as the ‘preferred’ route.

Download detailed preferred route map

Staverton to Hampshire Hills preferred route map (29 MB) (pdf)

*Note - Map is very high resolution and may be slow to load. If you are having trouble viewing this map and would like a printed copy sent to you, please contact us.

  • Landscape and visual impact assessment photo montages

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    The landscape and visual impact assessment for Staverton to Hampshire Hills will help us to assess the impact of new overhead transmission lines on the local landscape, and the visual amenity on residents and visitors.

    The extent of any change and its impact on views can vary according to the values of residents and visitors. In September 2020, we asked the communities of Loongana, Nietta, Erriba and Staverton, and surrounds, to provide feedback on their local landscape values to help with this assessment.

    Initial feedback showed a strong connection to the landscape, a familiarity with the landscape setting and appreciation of the changes in the character of the landscape that contribute to the local sense of place. But we also heard that locals found it difficult to imagine what the transmission lines would look like. To help with this, we have prepared geo-spatially accurate photomontages from the prominent and frequented viewpoints identified by residents and visitors as important.

    The photomontages aim to illustrate the scale and form of the proposed new assets at the following locations:


    You will find four images for each location. The first shows the landscape without any assets; the second shows overhead transmission lines in the landscape immediately after construction, when the galvanised steel is most shiny and the cleared easement void of regrowth. The third image shows these assets circles to identify better where they are located. And the fourth shows the overhead transmission lines in the landscape 2 to 5 years post construction, when the towers have weathered and some vegetation has grown back in the easement.


  • Preferred Staverton to Hampshire Hills route

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    After considering landowner, neighbour and community feedback, TasNetworks has released a revised route for the Staverton to Hampshire Hills section of the North West Transmission Developments. This is referred to as the ‘preferred’ route.

    For more information on the route selection process, see:

    Over the coming weeks, we would like to meet with you to present the preferred route and details of our route selection process, including how we incorporated feedback in our investigations, and to outline the next stage of the process, including the visual impact assessment ans field survey work.

    Ensure you sign up to our e-newsletters to stay up to date on our future engagement activities.

  • Contact us

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    You can contact us with any question about the proposed developments to the North West Tasmania transmission network via our project email and phone line. If you would like to find out more, you can also visit the TasNetworks website, email us on team@marinuslink.com.au , or call us on 1300 127 777.

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