The North West Transmission Upgrades Project proposes the development and use of a 220kV overhead electricity transmission line, transmission towers, and ancillary facilities, from Palmerston to Sheffield, Sheffield to Burnie via a spur line to Heybridge, Burnie to East Cam, East Cam to Hampshire, and Hampshire to Staverton. It includes substations at East Cam, Heybridge, Hampshire and Staverton, along with construction facilities, such as, concrete batching plants, site offices and storage yards at Hampshire, Nietta and South Nietta.
Commission receives notice from the Minister for Planning under section 7(7)
The Minister for Planning provided notice to the Commission of the Major Infrastructure Development Approvals (North West Transmission Upgrades Project) Order 2020 (the order) taking effect under section 7(7) of the MIDA Act. The Order sets out that the planning approval process for the major infrastructure project is to be administered by the Commission.Minister for Planning notice of taking effect of order 28 September 2020
The Commission exhibits the draft planning criteria for assessment of the North West Transmission Upgrades Project under section 12(3) of the MIDA Act.
Exhibition of draft planning criteria
The Commission exhibits the draft planning criteria during this period. All exhibition documents are available belowPublic notice for publication on Saturday 5 December 2020
The number of representations received during this exhibition: 12
Exhibition documentsExplanatory document for the North West Transmission Upgrades Project draft planning criteria 02/12/2020 Draft planning criteria for the North West Transmission Upgrades Project 02/12/2020
RepresentationsRepresentation 1 TasRail 22 December 2020 08/04/2021 Representation 2 TasWater 23 December 2020 08/04/2021 Representation 3 TasNetworks 23 December 2020 08/04/2021 Representation 4 Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment 24 December 2020 08/04/2021 Representation 5 John Thompson 31 December 2020 08/04/2021 Representation 6 Ron Nagorcka and Sarah Lloyd OAM 1 January 2021 08/04/2021 Representation 7 Patricia Ellison 3 January 2021 08/04/2021 Representation 8 Brenda Marshall, Supporting Our Loongana Valley Environment (SOLVE) 4 January 2021 08/04/2021 Representation 9 Geoffrey Lea 4 January 2021 08/04/2021 Representation 10 Amarlie Crowden 4 January 2021 08/04/2021 Representation 11 Anne Harrison, Planning Matters Alliance Tasmania 4 January 2021 08/04/2021 Representation 12 Jane Malecky 4 January 2021 08/04/2021
Commission finalises criteria
The Commission finalised the planning criteria for the North West Transmission Upgrades Project under section 12(5) of the MIDA Act on 1 February 2021 after considering a report and recommendations into the representations.Planning Criteria for the Major Infrastructure Development (North West Transmission Upgrades Project) Order 2020