We have spent the past months looking closely at several important considerations, such as the location of residences and how landholders use their property, the location of conservation reserves, the habitat of significant flora and fauna, Aboriginal cultural heritage, historic heritage, and land use planning. We are today releasing details for the proposed single overhead corridor.
We have also heard extensively from the local community, landowners, landholders and other stakeholders on what matters to them. All feedback has been carefully considered by our project team.
The purpose of determining the proposed single overhead corridor is to focus on a smaller, more practical area to undertake intense field investigations for the Environment Effects Statement (EES).
For further information about the corridor, including a detailed map, click here. All fact sheets, including the transmission corridor fact sheet, are available on the right of this page.
Further engagement opportunities
As we progress the design and planning of this proposed project, there will be many opportunities for landowners and the community to provide further input as the EES process continues.
For those whose properties are no longer within the single corridor, we thank you for your participation in the process to date.
For those whose properties are located within the single corridor, we absolutely understand that you may have some concerns, and ongoing consultation with you continues to be our priority.
Every reasonable effort is being made to reach people who live or own property or businesses within the proposed corridor. All landowners and landholders within the proposed single overhead corridor will be contacted shortly by an AusNet Services representative to discuss the next steps.
Aerial and on ground surveys to commence
As part of our continued investigations, we need to capture high resolution elevation and geographic data to inform the project’s cultural heritage management plans and rigorous Environment Effects Statement studies.
To do this we will be undertaking flyover surveys next week between Monday 5 July and Friday 9 July, to capture light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data and aerial imagery.
Field staff will be on the ground collecting control points from today onwards. This will not require accessing any private property. The control points are points on the ground or permanent structures whose horizontal and vertical location is known. To ensure accuracy, the control points are used to match data capture from the helicopter with their exact location on the ground.
The surveys will then be undertaken via helicopter over four days between Monday 5 and Friday 9 July (weather dependent).
We understand that helicopters may cause disturbance, however they are the most efficient and safest way to undertake these aerial surveys. Our goal is to provide early notification, so you have time to make arrangements if required.
If you would like further information, please contact us, call 1300 360 795 or email email@example.com. To register for regular updates and information about the project, please visit www.westernrenewableslink.com.au.