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Marinus Link and North West Transmission Developments

Information relating to TasNetworks’ proposed North West Transmission Developments is outlined below.  

For information on Marinus Link, a proposed 1500 megawatt capacity undersea and underground transmission interconnection between Tasmania and Victoria, please click through to the dedicated Marinus Link website.

Maps and fact sheets for the proposed North West Transmission Developments can also be found here.

North West Transmission Developments Engagement

  • Why North West Tasmania?

    Marinus Link, will link North West Tasmania’s renewable energy generation and storage resources to Victoria and the National Electricity Market.

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    Preferred Staverton to Hampshire HIlls Route announced

    After considering landowner, neighbour and broader community feedback, TasNetworks has announced the preferred route for a proposed new transmission line from Staverton to Hampshire Hills in North West Tasmania.

    Further engagement activities, in addition to field work and reconnaissance surveys will soon commence to further inform the route finalisation process.

  • Why are these developments proposed for North West Tasmania?

    Changes to North West Tasmania’s electricity network are proposed to unlock the State’s renewable energy and storage resources and provide further connection with mainland Australia. These developments will deliver low-cost, reliable and clean energy for Tasmania and the broader National Electricity Market. They are part of supporting the significant jobs and investment opportunity in Tasmania from Marinus Link, the Battery of the Nation and the state’s world class wind resources. 

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    North West Tasmania has been identified as a high priority renewable energy zone by the Australian Energy Market Operator in its Integrated System Plan. This is because North West Tasmania has excellent potential for developing renewable energy generation and storage projects, and delivering dispatchable ‘on-demand’ energy for customers across the NEM. 

    Upgrades to the existing transmission network and new transmission infrastructure will be required to increase network capacity and ensure the power system can accommodate the renewable energy, storage and interconnection developments proposed for the region. 

    Transmission upgrades are being planned between Burnie, Sheffield and Palmerston, near Cressy. Potential new transmission routes are being planned between Staverton, Hampshire and Burnie. New and upgraded transmission substations and switching stations at Palmerston, Sheffield, Staverton, Hampshire Hills and in the Burnie area, are also part of the planned developments.

    The first transmission line TasNetworks is progressing for approvals and construction is a new linelies between the Staverton and Hampshire areas. Click here for more information 

North West Transmission Developments Engagement

North West Transmission Developments Engagement

Share your feedback, find out about upcoming events, and register for updates on the North West Transmission Developments.

Marinus Link

Marinus Link

Marinus Link will link North West Tasmania’s renewable energy generation and storage resources to Victoria and the National Electricity Market. 

Supporting documents