Project EnergyConnect is a landmark infrastructure project, which will deliver the first new electricity interconnector between Australian states in 15 years. An electricity interconnector is a connection that allows power to flow between regions in the National Electricity Market, providing access to a larger number of electricity generators.
Read more in the project fact sheet.
During the route selection process for the South Australian portion of the interconnector, ElectraNet liaised extensively with Traditional Owners to explain the Project and seek their views.
A search of the Register of Aboriginal Sites and Objects showed many recorded and registered sites within 20km of the proposed alignment, which was then adjusted to avoid those sites.
A series of on-site cultural heritage surveys was then undertaken in collaboration with Traditional Owners to ensure that construction and operation of the Project would not impact on any previously undiscovered sites, objects or remains.
This fact sheet summarises:
A range of flora and fauna studies were undertaken by independent specialists for Project EnergyConnect. These studies, along with extensive stakeholder consultation, played a key part in selecting the route, refining the Project design, and understanding potential impacts.
This fact sheet provides a summary of the South Australian studies and their findings.
A specialist noise assessment was undertaken for the Project to better understand potential noise impacts to people and animals within the broader Project area.
This fact sheet summarises the South Australian studies and their findings.
A rigorous route selection process was undertaken to determine where the interconnector would connect and assess the route alternatives between these connection points.
This fact sheet provides a summary of that process within South Australia.