Source: Marinus Link.
Marinus Link is a proposed 1500 megawatt capacity underground and undersea electricity interconnector between Victoria and Tasmania. It will increase energy exchange throughout the National Energy Market, as Australia continues its transition to cleaner energy.
To raise awareness about the project, the team from Marinus Link are running community information events to discuss the proposed route in Victoria.
The proposed route connects into the transmission network in Victoria at Hazelwood in the Latrobe Valley. It then travels approximately 90km underground all the way down to Waratah Bay before continuing on to span the Bass Strait for 250km, making landfall at Heybridge, near Burnie in North West Tasmania.
The proposed route is a starting point, which will be further refined over the coming months and years after talking with landowners and the local community, and undertaking survey work to determine if it is feasible.
We encourage all communities along the proposed route to engage with us as the project progresses. The community drop-in sessions will provide the first of many opportunities to provide feedback on the project that will help to inform decision making.
Marinus Link community drop-in information sessions will be held at:
|Meeniyan Town Hall|
Saturday 20 March
10am – 2pm
|Morwell Sunday Market|
Sunday 21 March
8am – 1.30pm
|Registration for drop-in sessions is not currently required. |
These events will adhere to COVID-19 safe practice.