It requires detailed technical investigations, planning and approvals, and a financial investment decision before construction may commence.
Connecting wind and solar generated in the state's west to the national electricity grid.
Preliminary EES Information Sheets - Existing Conditions
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 Preliminary EES Information Sheets which summarise the existing conditions based on desktops reviews, field surveys and investigations carried out by engineers and scientists.
Having your say
An important part of the Western Renewables Link is ongoing engagement with communities and landowners. Community input is critical to all major projects to ensure that all potential impacts and opportunities are considered in the planning, approvals, and design phases.
The Commonwealth Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has confirmed that the project is a ‘controlled action’ and will require assessment and approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999. The Commonwealth has determined that it will use the bilateral assessment agreement and rely on the Victorian Government’s assessment process (EES) to inform an approval decision under the EPBC Act 1999.