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New landholder guide and webinars on farming and easement safety
eUpdate  |  22 Mar, 2024
New landholder guide and webinars on farming and easement safety

Updated information about easement safety and permitted activities is now available for landholders …

Project Update - March 2024
Newsletter  |  07 Mar, 2024
Project Update - March 2024

Welcome to the Western Renewables Link March 2024 project update. In this update you can read more a…

ESC Land Access Code of Practice
eUpdate  |  01 Mar, 2024
ESC Land Access Code of Practice

The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has developed a Land Access Code of Practice which will come…

eUpdate  |  19 Feb, 2024
Local business register and new fact sheets

A local business register and three new information resources are now available on the Western Renew…

Newsletter  |  20 Dec, 2023
Project Update - December 2023

Welcome to the Western Renewables Link December 2023 project update.

eUpdate  |  19 Dec, 2023
CFA information about firefighting near transmission lines

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) has recently released more information about how firefighting is ma…

Newsletter  |  05 Dec, 2023
Project Update - November 2023

Welcome to the Western Renewables Link November 2023 project update. In this update you can learn mo…

Newsletter  |  14 Nov, 2023
Project update - October 2023

Welcome to the Western Renewables Link new project update. Here we’ll regularly share a summary of c…

eUpdate  |  31 Oct, 2023
Upcoming community information webinars

The Western Renewables Link project team will be hosting webinars in November to provide information…

eUpdate  |  18 Oct, 2023
Newlyn community information session change

The Newlyn community information session planned for this Thursday will no longer proceed.

eUpdate  |  05 Oct, 2023
Upcoming community information sessions

We are holding community information sessions throughout October and webinars in November to discuss…

eUpdate  |  22 Sep, 2023
Western Renewables Link project update

We would like to provide an update on recent changes to the Western Renewables Link project.

eUpdate  |  08 Sep, 2023
AusNet to conduct flyover inspections - BATS to BETS and BATS to HOTS lines

AusNet will be conducting inspections along the Ballarat to Bendigo (BATS to BETS) and Ballarat to H…

eUpdate  |  05 Sep, 2023
AusNet safety signage regarding 3m operating height

AusNet recently installed new safety signs in some locations under existing transmission lines, incl…

eUpdate  |  25 Aug, 2023
Environment Effects Statement update

On 22 August 2023, the Minister for Planning confirmed that an Environment Effects Statement will be…

eUpdate  |  16 Aug, 2023
Western Renewables Link leadership update

We welcome Malcolm Tinkler as General Manager of the Western Renewables Link project. Malcolm has an…

eUpdate  |  15 Aug, 2023
Environment Effects Statement update

As a result of proposed changes to the Western Renewables Link, AusNet has referred the project, in …

eUpdate  |  27 May, 2023
Australian Energy Market Operator Victorian Planning Project Assessment Conclusions Report (PACR) for VNI West

The Australian Energy Market Operator Victorian Planning (AVP) and Transgrid have released the Proje…

eUpdate  |  11 May, 2023
AusNet to conduct flyover in western section of proposed Western Renewables Link route

UPDATE 11 May: Due to recent poor weather and low visibility, the planned light aircraft flyovers fo…

eUpdate  |  20 Mar, 2023
New compensation landholder guide & construction fact sheet now available

More detailed information is now available for landholders within the proposed Western Renewables Li…

eUpdate  |  23 Feb, 2023
Consultation Report released on VNI West project

AusNet and the Western Renewables Link (WRL) project team have welcomed the release of the Consultat…

eUpdate  |  09 Dec, 2022
Update on proposed terminal station and Environment Effects Statement submission

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) announced on 2 December 2022 that it is investigating o…

eUpdate  |  05 Oct, 2022
AusNet to capture mapping and imagery data via light aircraft

UPDATE 5 October: Due to poor visibility, this work is not yet finished and a few more hours of flyi…

eUpdate  |  15 Sep, 2022
New landholder guide available as latest round of community information sessions conclude

The Western Renewables Link would like to thank everyone who attended our recent community informati…

eUpdate  |  18 Aug, 2022
Update to the proposed Western Renewables Link route

As a result of further investigations and additional information collected, AusNet has refined some …

eUpdate  |  05 Aug, 2022
Western Renewables Link boosts leadership team

We have bolstered the project leadership team for the Western Renewables Link to further enhance con…

eUpdate  |  02 Aug, 2022
Upcoming community discussion dinners and drop-in sessions

As we prepare to submit our Environment Effects Statement later this year, we would like to invite y…

eUpdate  |  11 Jul, 2022
Further refinements to the Western Renewables Link proposed route

Over the coming months we will further refine the proposed route, leading to the project's final pro…

eUpdate  |  06 Jul, 2022
AusNet to conduct Cultural Values Assessments ground and aerial surveys

AusNet Services along with Elders and other Traditional Owners will be conducting surveys for Aborig…

eUpdate  |  18 May, 2022
Webinar recordings and new fact sheets now available on the website

The Project endeavours to keep the community informed of the latest events and technical findings.

eUpdate  |  17 May, 2022
New online engagement room

An online engagement room has launched today for communities to find out more about the Project.

eUpdate  |  29 Apr, 2022
AusNet to conduct Cultural Values Assessments ground and aerial surveys

AusNet Services, in conjunction with Elders and representatives from Traditional Owners, will be con…

eUpdate  |  22 Apr, 2022
Register for upcoming community Q&A webinars

The Project will be hosting webinars for the community to ask questions about the project.

eUpdate  |  08 Apr, 2022
Community Engagement Report for June to December 2021 available on project website

eUpdate  |  07 Apr, 2022
EES Submission Update

eUpdate  |  25 Mar, 2022
Essential Services Commission seek feedback on the Statement of Expectations for land access in Victoria

eUpdate  |  31 Jan, 2022
Community Update December 2021 now available

eUpdate  |  10 Dec, 2021
New venue for information session Sunday 12 December 2021

eUpdate  |  10 Dec, 2021
Releasing more EES Preliminary Information Sheets

eUpdate  |  03 Dec, 2021
Webinar recording on proposed route available now

eUpdate  |  26 Nov, 2021
Proposed route identified

Thank you for your continued interest in the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP).

eUpdate  |  23 Nov, 2021
Improved website for the WVTNP

We are very excited to share the improved website for the Western Victoria Transmission Network Proj…

eUpdate  |  17 Nov, 2021
AusNet Services releases new EES Preliminary Information Sheets

The Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP) is subject to an Environment Effects State…

eUpdate  |  09 Nov, 2021
AusNet Services release new WVTNP Landholder Guide

The Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP) today released the Landholder Guide: Land …

eUpdate  |  29 Oct, 2021
Ongoing commitment to community engagement

Community input is critical to major projects to ensure that all potential impacts and opportunities…

eUpdate  |  01 Oct, 2021
Webinar recordings are live on the website

Thank you to everyone who attended a WVTNP webinar in September.

eUpdate  |  13 Sep, 2021
One-on-one meetings with specialists

Come and talk to the technical specialists conducting investigations into the Western Victoria Trans…

eUpdate  |  07 Sep, 2021
Webinars with technical specialists

In late September our technical specialists will be holding a series of webinars on a range of impor…

eUpdate  |  06 Sep, 2021
Field surveys across the proposed WVTNP transmission corridor

Since we announced the single corridor for the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP)…

eUpdate  |  30 Aug, 2021
Upcoming WVTNP webinars

eUpdate  |  06 Aug, 2021
Working together to protect Aboriginal cultural heritage in western Victoria

AusNet Services acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which the proposed Western Victo…

eUpdate  |  04 Aug, 2021
Important environmental studies are continuing

We’ve reached an important step in identifying our preferred single corridor for the proposed Wester…

eUpdate  |  30 Jun, 2021
AusNet Services announces the proposed single overhead corridor

In February, following many months of community consultation and land investigations, we refined the…

eUpdate  |  25 Jun, 2021
AusNet releases two more fact sheets focused on land access and key approvals

The Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP) is progressing.

eUpdate  |  19 Jun, 2021
Living and working with the WVTNP summary guidelines

Thank you for your continued interest in the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP).

eUpdate  |  10 May, 2021
Community Consultation Groups up and running

The first meeting of the Western Victoria Transmission Network Community Consultation Groups (CCGs) …

eUpdate  |  21 Apr, 2021
Thank you for attending the community drop-in sessions

Thank you for attending the community drop-in sessions

eUpdate  |  25 Mar, 2021
Seeking feedback on the corridor options via the online interactive map

We are seeking your feedback on the corridor options via the online interactive map, to add to the i…

eUpdate  |  09 Mar, 2021
Community Drop-in Sessions March 2021

WE VALUE YOUR INPUT – JOIN US AT OUR COMMUNITY DROP-IN SESSIONS

eUpdate  |  02 Mar, 2021
Environment Effects Statement Community Consultation Plan Released

We invite you to read the Environment Effects Statement (EES) Consultation Plan, which is now availa…

eUpdate  |  24 Feb, 2021
Corridors announced and calls for nominations to Community Consultation Groups (CCGs)

Following consideration of community consultation and feedback, along with early investigations, Aus…

eUpdate  |  17 Feb, 2021
April to November 2020 Community Engagement Summary Report now available

In 2020, the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP) entered the environmental assessm…

eUpdate  |  12 Jan, 2021
Environment Effects Statement (EES) Final Scoping Requirements Released

After considering public submissions on the draft scoping requirements for the Western Victoria Tran…

eUpdate  |  18 Dec, 2020
Community Update - December 2020

As we wrap up the year, we would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who has participated…

eUpdate  |  07 Dec, 2020
The role of the Regulatory Investment Test for Transmission (RIT-T) process in the development of the WVTNP

AusNet Services recognizes the growing community interest in the decision-making process that inform…

eUpdate  |  16 Nov, 2020
Meet the team at a community drop-in session in Melton

Meet the team at a community drop-in session in Melton

eUpdate  |  10 Nov, 2020
Online information session about the Environment Effects Statement (EES) Draft Scoping Requirements

Questions about the process:

eUpdate  |  04 Nov, 2020
Have your say on the Environment Effects Statement Draft Scoping Requirements

The Western Victoria Transmission Network Project will undergo an Environment Effects Statement (EES…

eUpdate  |  18 Oct, 2020
Area of Interest map closing 30 October 2020

Thank you to everyone who has provided us feedback on the Western Victoria Transmission Network Proj…

eUpdate  |  23 Sep, 2020
Meet the team at a community drop-in session

Planning is underway as we work together to unlock Western Victoria’s renewable energy to grow busin…

eUpdate  |  26 Aug, 2020
Transmission lines and bushfire

The Western Victoria Transmission Network Project team is listening to your concerns about bushfires…

eUpdate  |  06 Aug, 2020
Environment Effects Statement process set to begin

Environment Effects Statement process is set to begin for the Western Victoria Transmission Network …

eUpdate  |  14 Jul, 2020
Participate in our Questions and Answers webinar

Over the past week, hundreds of people have joined us on the Western Victoria Transmission Network P…

eUpdate  |  29 Jun, 2020
We're listening to your feedback

Thank you to everyone who has contacted us and provided feedback via our website so far.

eUpdate  |  05 May, 2020
Project Introduction: A major investment in western Victoria's future

Welcome to the first update on the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project.

eUpdates

eUpdate  |  22 Mar, 2024
New landholder guide and webinars on farming and easement safety

Updated information about easement safety and permitted activities is now available for landholders …

Newsletter  |  07 Mar, 2024
Project Update - March 2024

Welcome to the Western Renewables Link March 2024 project update. In this update you can read more a…

eUpdate  |  01 Mar, 2024
ESC Land Access Code of Practice

The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has developed a Land Access Code of Practice which will come…

eUpdate  |  19 Feb, 2024
Local business register and new fact sheets

A local business register and three new information resources are now available on the Western Renew…

Newsletter  |  20 Dec, 2023
Project Update - December 2023

Welcome to the Western Renewables Link December 2023 project update.

eUpdate  |  19 Dec, 2023
CFA information about firefighting near transmission lines

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) has recently released more information about how firefighting is ma…

Newsletter  |  05 Dec, 2023
Project Update - November 2023

Welcome to the Western Renewables Link November 2023 project update. In this update you can learn mo…

Newsletter  |  14 Nov, 2023
Project update - October 2023

Welcome to the Western Renewables Link new project update. Here we’ll regularly share a summary of c…

eUpdate  |  31 Oct, 2023
Upcoming community information webinars

The Western Renewables Link project team will be hosting webinars in November to provide information…

eUpdate  |  18 Oct, 2023
Newlyn community information session change

The Newlyn community information session planned for this Thursday will no longer proceed.

eUpdate  |  05 Oct, 2023
Upcoming community information sessions

We are holding community information sessions throughout October and webinars in November to discuss…

eUpdate  |  22 Sep, 2023
Western Renewables Link project update

We would like to provide an update on recent changes to the Western Renewables Link project.

eUpdate  |  08 Sep, 2023
AusNet to conduct flyover inspections - BATS to BETS and BATS to HOTS lines

AusNet will be conducting inspections along the Ballarat to Bendigo (BATS to BETS) and Ballarat to H…

eUpdate  |  05 Sep, 2023
AusNet safety signage regarding 3m operating height

AusNet recently installed new safety signs in some locations under existing transmission lines, incl…

eUpdate  |  25 Aug, 2023
Environment Effects Statement update

On 22 August 2023, the Minister for Planning confirmed that an Environment Effects Statement will be…

eUpdate  |  16 Aug, 2023
Western Renewables Link leadership update

We welcome Malcolm Tinkler as General Manager of the Western Renewables Link project. Malcolm has an…

eUpdate  |  15 Aug, 2023
Environment Effects Statement update

As a result of proposed changes to the Western Renewables Link, AusNet has referred the project, in …

eUpdate  |  27 May, 2023
Australian Energy Market Operator Victorian Planning Project Assessment Conclusions Report (PACR) for VNI West

The Australian Energy Market Operator Victorian Planning (AVP) and Transgrid have released the Proje…

eUpdate  |  11 May, 2023
AusNet to conduct flyover in western section of proposed Western Renewables Link route

UPDATE 11 May: Due to recent poor weather and low visibility, the planned light aircraft flyovers fo…

eUpdate  |  20 Mar, 2023
New compensation landholder guide & construction fact sheet now available

More detailed information is now available for landholders within the proposed Western Renewables Li…

eUpdate  |  23 Feb, 2023
Consultation Report released on VNI West project

AusNet and the Western Renewables Link (WRL) project team have welcomed the release of the Consultat…

eUpdate  |  09 Dec, 2022
Update on proposed terminal station and Environment Effects Statement submission

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) announced on 2 December 2022 that it is investigating o…

eUpdate  |  05 Oct, 2022
AusNet to capture mapping and imagery data via light aircraft

UPDATE 5 October: Due to poor visibility, this work is not yet finished and a few more hours of flyi…

eUpdate  |  15 Sep, 2022
New landholder guide available as latest round of community information sessions conclude

The Western Renewables Link would like to thank everyone who attended our recent community informati…

eUpdate  |  18 Aug, 2022
Update to the proposed Western Renewables Link route

As a result of further investigations and additional information collected, AusNet has refined some …

eUpdate  |  05 Aug, 2022
Western Renewables Link boosts leadership team

We have bolstered the project leadership team for the Western Renewables Link to further enhance con…

eUpdate  |  02 Aug, 2022
Upcoming community discussion dinners and drop-in sessions

As we prepare to submit our Environment Effects Statement later this year, we would like to invite y…

eUpdate  |  11 Jul, 2022
Further refinements to the Western Renewables Link proposed route

Over the coming months we will further refine the proposed route, leading to the project's final pro…

eUpdate  |  06 Jul, 2022
AusNet to conduct Cultural Values Assessments ground and aerial surveys

AusNet Services along with Elders and other Traditional Owners will be conducting surveys for Aborig…

eUpdate  |  18 May, 2022
Webinar recordings and new fact sheets now available on the website

The Project endeavours to keep the community informed of the latest events and technical findings.

eUpdate  |  17 May, 2022
New online engagement room

An online engagement room has launched today for communities to find out more about the Project.

eUpdate  |  29 Apr, 2022
AusNet to conduct Cultural Values Assessments ground and aerial surveys

AusNet Services, in conjunction with Elders and representatives from Traditional Owners, will be con…

eUpdate  |  22 Apr, 2022
Register for upcoming community Q&A webinars

The Project will be hosting webinars for the community to ask questions about the project.

eUpdate  |  08 Apr, 2022
Community Engagement Report for June to December 2021 available on project website

eUpdate  |  07 Apr, 2022
EES Submission Update

eUpdate  |  25 Mar, 2022
Essential Services Commission seek feedback on the Statement of Expectations for land access in Victoria

eUpdate  |  31 Jan, 2022
Community Update December 2021 now available

eUpdate  |  10 Dec, 2021
New venue for information session Sunday 12 December 2021

eUpdate  |  10 Dec, 2021
Releasing more EES Preliminary Information Sheets

eUpdate  |  03 Dec, 2021
Webinar recording on proposed route available now

eUpdate  |  26 Nov, 2021
Proposed route identified

Thank you for your continued interest in the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP).

eUpdate  |  23 Nov, 2021
Improved website for the WVTNP

We are very excited to share the improved website for the Western Victoria Transmission Network Proj…

eUpdate  |  17 Nov, 2021
AusNet Services releases new EES Preliminary Information Sheets

The Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP) is subject to an Environment Effects State…

eUpdate  |  09 Nov, 2021
AusNet Services release new WVTNP Landholder Guide

The Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP) today released the Landholder Guide: Land …

eUpdate  |  29 Oct, 2021
Ongoing commitment to community engagement

Community input is critical to major projects to ensure that all potential impacts and opportunities…

eUpdate  |  01 Oct, 2021
Webinar recordings are live on the website

Thank you to everyone who attended a WVTNP webinar in September.

eUpdate  |  13 Sep, 2021
One-on-one meetings with specialists

Come and talk to the technical specialists conducting investigations into the Western Victoria Trans…

eUpdate  |  07 Sep, 2021
Webinars with technical specialists

In late September our technical specialists will be holding a series of webinars on a range of impor…

eUpdate  |  06 Sep, 2021
Field surveys across the proposed WVTNP transmission corridor

Since we announced the single corridor for the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP)…

eUpdate  |  30 Aug, 2021
Upcoming WVTNP webinars

eUpdate  |  06 Aug, 2021
Working together to protect Aboriginal cultural heritage in western Victoria

AusNet Services acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which the proposed Western Victo…

eUpdate  |  04 Aug, 2021
Important environmental studies are continuing

We’ve reached an important step in identifying our preferred single corridor for the proposed Wester…

eUpdate  |  30 Jun, 2021
AusNet Services announces the proposed single overhead corridor

In February, following many months of community consultation and land investigations, we refined the…

eUpdate  |  25 Jun, 2021
AusNet releases two more fact sheets focused on land access and key approvals

The Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP) is progressing.

eUpdate  |  19 Jun, 2021
Living and working with the WVTNP summary guidelines

Thank you for your continued interest in the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP).

eUpdate  |  10 May, 2021
Community Consultation Groups up and running

The first meeting of the Western Victoria Transmission Network Community Consultation Groups (CCGs) …

eUpdate  |  21 Apr, 2021
Thank you for attending the community drop-in sessions

Thank you for attending the community drop-in sessions

eUpdate  |  25 Mar, 2021
Seeking feedback on the corridor options via the online interactive map

We are seeking your feedback on the corridor options via the online interactive map, to add to the i…

eUpdate  |  09 Mar, 2021
Community Drop-in Sessions March 2021

WE VALUE YOUR INPUT – JOIN US AT OUR COMMUNITY DROP-IN SESSIONS

eUpdate  |  02 Mar, 2021
Environment Effects Statement Community Consultation Plan Released

We invite you to read the Environment Effects Statement (EES) Consultation Plan, which is now availa…

eUpdate  |  24 Feb, 2021
Corridors announced and calls for nominations to Community Consultation Groups (CCGs)

Following consideration of community consultation and feedback, along with early investigations, Aus…

eUpdate  |  17 Feb, 2021
April to November 2020 Community Engagement Summary Report now available

In 2020, the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP) entered the environmental assessm…

eUpdate  |  12 Jan, 2021
Environment Effects Statement (EES) Final Scoping Requirements Released

After considering public submissions on the draft scoping requirements for the Western Victoria Tran…

eUpdate  |  18 Dec, 2020
Community Update - December 2020

As we wrap up the year, we would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who has participated…

eUpdate  |  07 Dec, 2020
The role of the Regulatory Investment Test for Transmission (RIT-T) process in the development of the WVTNP

AusNet Services recognizes the growing community interest in the decision-making process that inform…

eUpdate  |  16 Nov, 2020
Meet the team at a community drop-in session in Melton

Meet the team at a community drop-in session in Melton

eUpdate  |  10 Nov, 2020
Online information session about the Environment Effects Statement (EES) Draft Scoping Requirements

Questions about the process:

eUpdate  |  04 Nov, 2020
Have your say on the Environment Effects Statement Draft Scoping Requirements

The Western Victoria Transmission Network Project will undergo an Environment Effects Statement (EES…

eUpdate  |  18 Oct, 2020
Area of Interest map closing 30 October 2020

Thank you to everyone who has provided us feedback on the Western Victoria Transmission Network Proj…

eUpdate  |  23 Sep, 2020
Meet the team at a community drop-in session

Planning is underway as we work together to unlock Western Victoria’s renewable energy to grow busin…

eUpdate  |  26 Aug, 2020
Transmission lines and bushfire

The Western Victoria Transmission Network Project team is listening to your concerns about bushfires…

eUpdate  |  06 Aug, 2020
Environment Effects Statement process set to begin

Environment Effects Statement process is set to begin for the Western Victoria Transmission Network …

eUpdate  |  14 Jul, 2020
Participate in our Questions and Answers webinar

Over the past week, hundreds of people have joined us on the Western Victoria Transmission Network P…

eUpdate  |  29 Jun, 2020
We're listening to your feedback

Thank you to everyone who has contacted us and provided feedback via our website so far.

eUpdate  |  05 May, 2020
Project Introduction: A major investment in western Victoria's future

Welcome to the first update on the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project.

Project media releases

All project media releases are available for viewing in the AusNet Services’ website.

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Events

Engaging with the community to ensure local voices and concerns are considered in the planning, approvals, and design phases is critical.

In addition to direct correspondence, eUpdates, advertising, the website and virtual engagement room, the project team endeavours to inform and engage with communities, landholders and stakeholders through face-to-face events and webinars.

Events

Engaging with the community to ensure local voices and concerns are considered in the planning, approvals, and design phases is critical.

In addition to direct correspondence, eUpdates, advertising, the website and virtual engagement room, the project team endeavours to inform and engage with communities, landholders and stakeholders through face-to-face events and webinars.

For further information on the project you can visit our virtual engagement room or our Resources page to view previous webinars. To register for eUpdates, please visit our Contact Us page.

Fast Facts February 2024

Upcoming field works

Upcoming field works include field surveys and investigations in public areas. These works enable us to refine the project design and plans for construction, pending project approvals.

We have several field surveys and investigations planned within public spaces including road reserves and we occasionally conduct aerial surveys. All surveys are undertaken in accordance with road traffic management and airspace requirements.

Similar surveys may also be conducted on private property as per the land access processes detailed in our Landholder Guide: Land access for field surveys and investigations. Landholders are contacted directly and private property surveys are not included in the table below.

We notify landholders, where we have their contact details, if we plan to undertake ground-based surveys on the roadside or public land near their property or undertake an aerial survey over their property.

If you wish to receive direct emails or text messages about planned project works in your immediate area, please contact our project team at info@westernrenewableslink.com.au.

Municipality
Date Period
Type of works
Municipality
Location
Expected Window
Duration
Type of Works

Future planned works will be listed here.