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State Significant Infrastructure

Determination

Project EnergyConnect (NSW - Western Section)

Wentworth Shire

Current Status: Determination

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  1. SEARs
  2. Prepare EIS
  3. Exhibition
  4. Collate Submissions
  5. Response to Submissions
  6. Assessment
  7. Recommendation
  8. Determination

Development of a new 330 kV transmission line connecting the NSW and SA transmission networks (via Buronga substation) and upgrading the existing transmission line between Buronga substation and the NSW / Vic border.

Attachments & Resources

Notice of Exhibition (1)

Notice of Exhibition

Application (4)

Scoping Report
Appendix A - Ecology Assessment
Appendix B - Archaeological Assessment
Amended Scoping Report (May 2020)

SEARs (1)

Issued SEARs

EIS (17)

EIS Main Report (Part 1 of 2)
EIS Main Report (Part 2 of 2)
EIS - Appendices A - D
Technical Paper 1 - Biodiversity (Part 1- Main report)
Technical Paper 1 - Biodiversity (Part 2 - Appendices)
Technical Paper 2 - Non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal heritage
Technical Paper 3 - Agricultural land impact assessment
Technical Paper 4 - Visual and landscape character
Technical Paper 5 - Socio-economic
Technical Paper 6 - Hydrology, flooding and water quality
Technical Paper 7 - Air quality
Technical Paper 8 - Noise and vibration
Technical Paper 9 - Traffic and transport
Technical Paper 10 - Bushfire impact assessment
Technical Paper 11 - Electric field and magnetic field study
Technical Paper 12 - Phase 1 contamination assessment
Technical Paper 13 - Groundwater impact assessment

Response to Submissions (15)

Request RTS
Submissions Report
Amendment Report
Appendix A - Revised Proposal Description - Operation
Appendix B - Revised Proposal Description
Appendix C - Updated Approach Env Management
Appendix D - Addendum BDAR
Appendix D - Addendum BDAR Appendices
Appendix E - Addendum CHAR
Appendix F - Addendum LVIA
Appendix G - Addendum Socio-economic
Appendix H - Addendum Air Quality
Appendix I - Addendum Noise and Vibration
Appendix J - Addendum Traffic and Transport
Appendix K - Addendum Contamination

Agency Advice (42)

BCS - EIS Advice
BCS - RTS and Amendment Advice
BCS - MNES Assessment
Crown Lands - Advice on EIS
Crown Lands - Advice on Conditions
DPI Agriculture - Advice on EIS
DPI Agriculture - Advice on Conditions
DPI Fisheries - Advice on EIS
DPI Fisheries - Advice on RTS and Amendment Report
DPI Fisheries - Advice on Conditions
DPIE Water & NRAR - Advice on EIS
DPIE Water & NRAR - Advice on RTS and Amendment
DPIE Water & NRAR - Advice on Conditons
EPA - Advice on EIS
EPA - Advice on RTS and Amendment Report
EPA - Advice on Conditions
Heritage NSW (Non-Aboriginal) - Advice on EIS
Heritage NSW (Non-Aboriginal)- RTS and Amendment
Heritage NSW (Aboriginal) - Advice on EIS
Heritage NSW (Aboriginal) - Advice on RTS and Amendment
Heritage NSW (Aboriginal) - Advice on Conditions
FRNSW - Advice on EIS
FRNSW - Advice on RTS and Amendment Report
FRNSW - Advice on Conditions
Heritage NSW - Advice on RTS and Amendment Advice
MEG - Advice on EIS
MEG - Advice on RTS and Amendment Report
MEG - Advice on Conditions
Murray Darling Basin Authority - Advice on EIS
Murray Darling Basin Authority - Advice on Conditions
RFS - Advice on EIS
RFS - Advice on Conditions
TfNSW - Advice on EIS
TfNSW - Advice on RTS and Amendment Report
TfNSW - Advice on Conditions
Wentworth Council - Advice on EIS
Wentworth Council - Advice on RTS and Amendment Report
Wentworth Council - Advice on Conditions
WaterNSW - Advice on EIS
WaterNSW - Advice on Conditions
Crown Lands - Advice on RTS and Amendment Report
DPI Agriculture - Advice on RTS

Additional Information (5)

Request for Additional Information - 7 May 2021
Request for Additional Information - 11 Aug 2021
Response to RFI (Aug 2021)
Response to RFI (Aug 2021) - Addendum BDAR
Response to RFI (Aug 2021) - Add BDAR Appendices

Determination (3)

Assessment Report
Infrastructure Approval
Notice Of Decision

Approved Documents

Management Plans and Strategies (30)

Heritage Management Plan
Traffic and Transport Management Plan Stage 1
CEMP Stage 1 Approval
Updated Stage 2 ACHS Approval
ACHS Stage 2a approval
Heritage Management Plan Approval
CEMP Stage 1
Biodiversity Management Plan Approval
Updated Heritage CEMP Sub-plan approval
Updated Stage 2 HMP approval
Accommodation Camp Management Plan
Biodiversity Management Plan
Stage 2 CEMP and Sub-plans Approval
Traffic Strategy Stage 1 Approval
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Strategy Approval
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Strategy
Soil and Water Management Plan Approval
Stage 2 Traffic Strategy approval
Traffic Strategy Stage 1
Stage 2 Traffic and Transport CEMP Rev H
Stage 2 Soil and Water CEMP Sub-plan Rev H
PEC West Traffic Strategy Stage 2 Rev E PUBLIC
Soil and Water Management Plan
Stage 2 Noise and Vibration CEMP Sub-Plan
Traffic and Transport Management Plan S1 Approval
Noise and Vibration Management Plan Approval
Noise and Vibration Management Plan
Stage 2 Heritage CEMP Redacted PUBLIC version
Stage 2 D28 Biodiversity CEMP Sub-plan Study and Bird Monitoring
PEC West Biodiversity CEMP Sub-plan Stage 2 Rev F

Independent Reviews and Audits (2)

PEC West Audit # 1 Rev 0 14_10_22
Stage 2 dilapidation survey acknowledgement

Other Documents (14)

Water Supply Route Request
Additional Water Supply Route approval
Operational Noise Review Endorsement
Road Upgrade Mitigation Measures (Condition D38) Approval
Biodiversity Offset Package Rev 3
Additional Secondary Access Routes - Approval
Extension for preparation of operational noise review
Additional Secondary Access Routes - Request
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_07112022_102159
Road Upgrade Mitigation Measures (Condition D38) Request
Staging Report Approval
Staging Report
Staging Report request
Biodiversity Offset Package - Approval

Note: Only documents approved by the Department after November 2019 will be published above. Any documents approved before this time can be viewed on the Applicant's website.

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Enforcements

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Inspections

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Note: Only enforcements and inspections undertaken by the Department from March 2020 will be shown above.

Submissions

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Showing 1 - 20 of 20 submissions
NAFEES KHAN
Support
MINCHINBURY , New South Wales
Message
Connecting our power grid to South Australia's is the logical thing to do. They are generating clean energy and can show further viability by supporting the NSW power grid
Heritage NSW – HERITAGE COUNCIL OF NSW
Comment
PARRAMATTA , New South Wales
Message
historical archaeological assessment needs revision. see attached letter.
Attachments
ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AUTHORITY
Comment
,
Message
Please see attached advice.
Attachments
APA Group
Comment
SPRING HILL , Queensland
Message
Good Afternoon,
Please find attached APA's submission on Project EnergyConnect for the Department's consideration.
Any questions, feel free to give me a call.
Kind regards,
Ben Setchfield
Senior Urban Planner
E: [email protected]
T: 07 3223 3385
Attachments
Fire and Rescue NSW
Comment
GREENACRE , New South Wales
Message
Attachments
Murray-Darling Basin Authority
Comment
Canberra , New South Wales
Message
Attachments
DPI Agriculture
Comment
CALALA , New South Wales
Message
see attached
Attachments
Crown Lands
Comment
,
Message
Please see attached comments for Crown Lands.
Attachments
Regional NSW - Mining, Exploration & Geoscience
Comment
Maitland , New South Wales
Message
Please see attached response.
Attachments
Heritage NSW – Aboriginal cultural heritage (ACH)
Comment
QUEANBEYAN , New South Wales
Message
Heritage NSW comments for Aboriginal cultural heritage matters attached.
Attachments
Wentworth Regional Community Project Association Inc
Comment
WENTWORTH , New South Wales
Message
Please see the attachment for our Committee's submission. Thank you
Attachments
DPI Fisheries
Comment
ALBURY , New South Wales
Message
See attached
Attachments
Water Group
Comment
,
Message
Advice attached.
Attachments
Biodiversity and Conservation Division
Comment
,
Message
Biodiversity & Conservation Division comments attached
Attachments
WaterNSW
Comment
PARRAMATTA , New South Wales
Message
WaterNSW has no major water supply assets or land in the area impacted by the project, however there are a large number of surface and ground water monitoring sites in the vicinity. WaterNSW requests that the applicant ensure measures are implemented to provide continued access to these sites by WaterNSW staff and/or contractors during works as part of the traffic management plan. For further information please contact Cath Hall, Water Monitoring Area Manager South West, Buronga at [email protected]
restofnsw inc.
Object
Wentworth , New South Wales
Message
We object to the Project for reasons detailed in the attached two submissions.
Attachments
WENTWORTH SHIRE COUNCIL
Comment
Wentworth , New South Wales
Message
Council would require to enter into a Road Maintenance Agreement to protect and maintain our unsealed local road network for the duration of the project. Council also requires the forming up and sealing of approximately 40km of the Renmark Road in Wentworth. This would contribute to the flow through of traffic to South Australia instead of forcing vehicles unable to travel on unsealed roads down through Victoria on the Sturt Highway. The flow-on effects would create positive economic benefits to local businesses, tourism and visitor numbers. It also would benefit local residents by providing all weather and safer access to properties to the West of the Wentworth Township.
Name Withheld
Object
LAKE ALBERT , New South Wales
Message
Attachments
Transport for NSW
Comment
Wagga Wagga , New South Wales
Message
Attachments
RFS
Comment
SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK , New South Wales
Message
Attachments

Pagination

Project Details

Application Number
SSI-10040
Assessment Type
State Significant Infrastructure
Development Type
Electricity supply
Local Government Areas
Wentworth Shire
Decision
Approved
Determination Date
Decider
Minister

Contact Planner

Name
Iwan Davies