Palmerston to Heybridge - North West transmission developments

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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)

Community drop-in sessions

These drop-in sessions will give you more information about the project and how it might affect you. We will be here to answer your questions and introduce you to members of the project team. TasNetworks will gather feedback from these drop-in sessions to help us minimise impact on surrounding communities.

Drop in at any location during session hours; registration is not needed. COVID-19 safety measures will be in place to keep everyone safe.


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)

Community drop-in sessions

These drop-in sessions will give you more information about the project and how it might affect you. We will be here to answer your questions and introduce you to members of the project team. TasNetworks will gather feedback from these drop-in sessions to help us minimise impact on surrounding communities.

Drop in at any location during session hours; registration is not needed. COVID-19 safety measures will be in place to keep everyone safe.


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.

  • Contact us

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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.