AusNet Services releases new EES Preliminary Information Sheets

The Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP) is subject to an Environment Effects Statement (ESS), the most rigorous environmental impact assessment process in Victoria.

The EES process is administered by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) on behalf of Victoria’s Minister for Planning under the Environment Effects Act 1978.

The purpose of the EES is to ensure that major projects are designed, constructed and operated to minimise adverse environmental and community impacts.

EES Preliminary Information Sheets

Understanding the existing conditions within the project area of interest is the first step towards developing the impact assessment reports which will be part of the EES.

We have produced the following EES Preliminary Information Sheets which summarise the existing conditions based on desktops reviews, field surveys and investigations carried out by engineers and scientists.

  • Agriculture and forestry
  • Biodiversity
  • Geology and contaminated land
  • Landscape and visual
  • Historic heritage

To read these EES Preliminary Information Sheets, please follow this link:

Webinar recordings now online

We held a number of webinars in September.

If you would like to watch the recordings of the webinars, please follow this link:

Our commitment to you

AusNet Services is committed to consulting and engaging with landholders, the community and stakeholders – and there will be many opportunities for you to provide further input as work on the EES process continues.

This work includes scientific and engineering investigations into a range of factors including visual impacts, farming practices and land use.

We encourage you to read these preliminary information sheets and to view the webinar recordings.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the project team by phoning us on 1300 360 795 or by emailing us at

About the WVTNP

The WVTNP is planning a new 190km transmission line from Bulgana to Sydenham, which will put downward pressure on electricity costs while providing Victorian communities with access to renewable energy.

This project is needed to urgently reduce congestion on the existing transmission network and is estimated to increase the Renewable Energy Zone hosting capacity in Western Victoria significantly.

Once complete, the additional transmission line capacity will carry enough energy to power more than 500,000 homes.

If you would like further information, please contact us, call 1300 360 795 or email To register for regular updates and information about the project, please visit