AusNet Services has been awarded the contract to construct 190 km of new overhead high voltage transmission lines from Sydenham to Bulgana, a new terminal station to the north of Ballarat and several electricity infrastructure upgrades across western Victoria. Whilst the route of the transmission line has not yet been determined, AusNet Services has identified an Area of Interest (AoI) and has further narrowed potential corridors.
It is proposed that Moorabool Shire will house close to 60 km of 85m high 500kV transmission lines and may also house the new terminal station.
In the north, a corridor through Darley, Coimadai and Merrimu, alongside the Lerderderg State Park is being investigated.
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