The proposal can generally be described as the construction of a new high voltage transmission line with a capacity of up to 330 kilovolts (kV) originating from the existing Robertstown Substation located approximately 5 kilometres north-east of Robertstown, and travelling in an easterly direction to the New South Wales border, concluding at a location north of the River Murray near the Wentworth Road (approximately 50 kilometres north-east of Renmark). The overall development is known as Project EnergyConnect.
For the purposes of the declaration, the proposal includes the following:
- A 15 kilometre wide investigations corridor whereby a route will be selected in order for the following to occur:
- erection of freestanding towers, guyed masts or monopoles
- provision and maintenance of vehicular access to each tower site, including land clearance and the installation of any necessary access gates or fencing
- clearance of an area for each tower site for construction operations
- excavation and installation of concrete tower footings or anchors
- location of winch and brake sites including breaking machines for conductor stringing purposes
- temporary laydown areas, construction compounds including accommodation, office buildings and sewerage treatment systems, and concrete batching plants.
- Development associated with the construction of a new 330/275 kV substation, located approximately 15 kilometres north-east of Robertstown.
- Telecommunications infrastructure.
Assessment stages and documentation
Assessment report by Minister
Release of assessment document by proponent for public comment
Release of guidelines with level of assessment determined
20 November 2019
Declaration as major development
24 June 2019