EES Submission Update

AusNet Services has revised the EES submission date to enable more time to consult with landholders prior to submitting the EES on the proposed route and complete the field surveys and investigations required.

The submission date for the EES to the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP) has now been revised from mid-2022 to late-2022.

Other factors including COVID restrictions, workforce isolations, additional Technical Reference Group review requirements, together with regional flooding around the Ballarat area have also influenced timelines for the EES submission.

The EES for the WVTNP will outline the existing environmental, cultural, land use and social values within the project area and the potential impacts of the project. It will also describe the proposed project design, technology and construction method, opportunities to maximise the benefits of the project and measures recommended to avoid and minimise impacts on landholders, communities and the environment.

Where possible, we are using additional resources and continuing to work through isolation provisions to ensure the safety of the community and our staff.

To view the updated timeline, visit the WVTNP website’s About page and for more information on the EES submission and approvals process, visit the Planning & Approvals page.

About the project

The Western Victoria Transmission Network Project is a proposed new 190km 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.

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

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