Improved website for the WVTNP

We are very excited to share the improved website for the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP).

We’ve listened to your feedback about providing clear and timely information about the project and the importance of an interactive map that allows you to quickly zoom in and out of the project corridor.

The website includes the information we have published about the project to date as well as a new section on the project benefits.

As the Environment Effects Statement (EES) for the project continues, we will be releasing further information about existing conditions and announcing the proposed route later this year.

Check out the new website – - and let us know what you think using the contact us form.

Keep these dates free - upcoming engagement opportunities

In early December, we will be hosting community information sessions in Waubra, Miners Rest, Darley, Melton and Ballarat.

Specialists and team members will be available to talk on a range of topics including landscape and visual, biodiversity, bushfire, electric and magnetic fields, compensation and valuation and route selection.

Please contact us if you’d like to learn more about the project, or the upcoming community information sessions on 1300 360 795 or email

Managing fire risk – electricity transmission network fact sheet

AusNet Services has released a general fact sheet on how it manages fire risk across the electricity transmission network. This fact sheet is available on the AusNet Services website here.

You can also find the fact sheet under the Resources page of the project website.

About the project

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 projects, such as wind and solar.

 Western Victoria currently hosts approximately 4,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy generation. This project 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.