Palmerston to Heybridge

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Landowner and community engagement

The North West Transmission Developments include building new infrastructure from Palmerston (near Cressy) to Sheffield, and from Sheffield to Heybridge (near Burnie). The existing transmission infrastructure in these sections was built in 1957.

Changes to the existing transmission network and potential new transmission routes will be required in North West Tasmania to increase network capacity and ensure the power system can accommodate future renewable energy and storage developments proposed for the region, including the 1500 megawatt Marinus Link.

(Photo credit: ABC Rural, Eliza Wood)




Proposed North West Transmission Developments


Between Palmerston and Sheffield a new 220kV double circuit transmission line is proposed to be built alongside the existing 220kV transmission line on the northeast side.

Between Sheffield and Heybridge (and onto Burnie) a new 220kV transmission line is proposed to be built within the existing easement.

Landowner and community engagement

The North West Transmission Developments include building new infrastructure from Palmerston (near Cressy) to Sheffield, and from Sheffield to Heybridge (near Burnie). The existing transmission infrastructure in these sections was built in 1957.

Changes to the existing transmission network and potential new transmission routes will be required in North West Tasmania to increase network capacity and ensure the power system can accommodate future renewable energy and storage developments proposed for the region, including the 1500 megawatt Marinus Link.

(Photo credit: ABC Rural, Eliza Wood)




Proposed North West Transmission Developments


Between Palmerston and Sheffield a new 220kV double circuit transmission line is proposed to be built alongside the existing 220kV transmission line on the northeast side.

Between Sheffield and Heybridge (and onto Burnie) a new 220kV transmission line is proposed to be built within the existing easement.

  • Draft assessment criteria for MIDAA – for comment

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    by Rani,

    You may aware that the draft assessment criteria developed by the Tasmanian Planning Commission (TPC) in accordance with the integrated assessment process under the Major Infrastructure Development Approvals Act (1999) (MIDAA) for the North West Transmission Developments is now on public exhibition and available for comment. The exhibition period is from Saturday 5 December 2020 until Monday 4 January 2021. Details on how to make a submission regarding the draft assessment criteria are available on the TPC website.

    Once the exhibition period is finished, the TPC will consider the submissions and finalise the assessment criteria. The finalised assessment criteria will be publicly available. We will continue to inform stakeholders on any further opportunities to make representations on the project.

    Visit the Tasmanian Planning Commission website.

  • Contact us

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    by Rani,
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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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