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Connecting Victoria
to cleaner, more
sustainable energy

The Western Renewables Link is critical infrastructure required to unlock the renewable energy potential of Victoria as the state transitions to cleaner, more sustainable energy.
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AusNet Services acknowledges the Barengi Gadjin, Djaara (Dja Dja Wurrung), Eastern Maar, Wadawurrung and Wurundjeri Woi wurrung Traditional Owners of the lands on which the proposed Western Renewables Link will operate, and pays respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Western Victoria is emerging as an important renewable energy-generation region.

What is the Western Renewables Link?

The Western Renewables Link is a proposed new 190km overhead high-voltage electricity transmission line that will carry renewable energy from Bulgana in western Victoria to Sydenham in Melbourne’s north-west.

The project is critical infrastructure required to unlock the renewable energy potential of western Victoria as a key Renewable Energy Zone and will help to deliver clean and affordable energy to Victorians.

The project includes:

  • A 220kV double circuit overhead line from Bulgana to a new terminal station north of Ballarat.
  • A 500kV double circuit overhead line from a new terminal station north of Ballarat to a new terminal station at Sydenham.
  • Network upgrades to support the new assets.
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The proposed route has been identified based on a range of technical investigations, landholder, community and stakeholder input, and constructability and technical aspects.

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What are the outcomes?

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Unlocks up to 900MW of renewable energy capacity

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Powers more than 500,000 homes from clean energy

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Greenhouse savings of 0.4M tonnes of carbon annually

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300 jobs in construction

Who is delivering the project?

The Western Renewables Link is being delivered by AusNet Services, through its commercial arm Mondo. AusNet Services currently operate 6,500kms of transmission lines across Victoria.

AusNet Services is the largest diversified energy network business in Victoria, owning and operating three regulated networks - electricity distribution, gas distribution and the state-wide electricity transmission network. For more information visit the AusNet Services’ website.

Mondo is responsible for enabling Australia’s energy future through the provision of a range of infrastructure, utility and community energy services. For more information visit the Mondo website.

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Planning & Approvals

This is a complex project which will be developed over several years with ongoing engagement with la…

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Community & Landholders

Community and stakeholder engagement is vital to the success of this project.

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The project provides a range of benefits for all Victorians including lower electricity prices, impr…

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