Consultation open for Mount Piper to Wallerawang line route

Two men in hard hats and hi-vis gear stand overlooking Mt Piper to Wallerawang line upgrade area
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Public consultation is now open for feedback on a preferred route for the proposed Mount Piper to Wallerawang Transmission Line Upgrade Project.

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Transgrid executive general manager of delivery Craig Stallan said, “Transgrid is delivering the critical transmission infrastructure identified by the Commonwealth and NSW governments to realise their clean energy vision.

“The Mount Piper to Wallerawang Transmission Line Upgrade Project will strengthen and reinforce the grid in the State’s Central Tablelands, supporting the delivery of 3,000MW of new generation from the Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone to consumers.

“Following extensive community and stakeholder consultation, we have identified a preferred route with the lowest possible impact on landowners and the environment, utilising an existing transmission line corridor.

Map detailing proposed Mount Piper to Wallerawang transmission line route
Proposed Mount Piper to Wallerawang transmission line route

“Transgrid encourages residents, landowners, community organisations, First Nations people, local councils and other key stakeholders to have their say as we continue to plan this critical transmission infrastructure to support our clean energy future.”

The project will see a new 8km, 330kV transmission line built between existing substations at Mount Piper and Wallerawang utilising an existing transmission line corridor, part of which borders land between Centennial Coal and the Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area.

“We recognise the vital role that landowners and the community play in the planning and delivery of this project and encourage everyone to share their views and local knowledge to help us shape the best possible solution,” Stallan said.

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Community information events will be held in Wallerawang and Lithgow in March for local residents to ask questions of the project team and provide their feedback.

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