AusNet Services currently operates 6,500kms of transmission lines across Victoria.
Critical upgrade of the state's transmission network
Our energy network was originally built to carry energy generated from brown coal in the Latrobe Valley to the rest of the state. As we move from coal-generated electricity to sustainable green power, this critical upgrade of the transmission network will help to keep the lights on and power prices down.
Playing a key role in energy supply availability
A new transmission line is required to deliver renewable energy from wind and solar farms in western Victoria, a key renewable energy zone, to homes across Victoria and into the National Electricity Market. This project is needed to urgently reduce congestion on the existing transmission network and to help unlock significant amounts of clean electricity for Victorians.
The project will involved major economic investment in western Victoria. Many local goods, services and contractors are expected to be used throughout construction.
The Western Victoria Transmission Network Project is still in Stage 1 of the planning, design and approvals. The proposed project requires Victorian and Commonwealth Government approval as well as extensive community consultation through the Environment Effects Statement process before construction may commence.
Any other questions?
If you a landholder within the single corridor, your dedicated land liaison officer will be your main point of contact for all matters relating to your property. They will contact you to discuss access to your property, and to determine reasonable conditions of access that will minimise impact to you and your property where possible.
For interested community members, if you would like any further information about the project, please call 1300 360 795 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To register for updates, visit westvictnp.com.au.
|List of acronyms and their definitions|
|Electric and magnetic interference|
|EMF||Electric and magnetic fields|
|ESO||Environmental Significance Overlay|
|LGA||Local Government Area|
|HVAC||High Voltage Alternating Current|
|HVDC||High Voltage Direct Current|
|SLO||Significant Landscape Overlay|
|SWVLAS||South West Victoria Landscape Assessment Study|
|TEC||Threatened Ecological Community|
Vegetation Protection Overlay