Major Infrastructure Development Approvals (North West Transmission Upgrades Project) Order 2020


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Major Infrastructure Development Approvals (North West Transmission Upgrades Project) Order 2020

I, the Governor in and over the State of Tasmania and its Dependencies in the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Executive Council and in accordance with the recommendation of the Minister, make the following order under section 7(2) of the Major Infrastructure Development Approvals Act 1999 .

22 June 2020

C. WARNER

Governor

By Her Excellency's Command,

R. C. JAENSCH

Minister for Planning

1.   Short title

This order may be cited as the Major Infrastructure Development Approvals (North West Transmission Upgrades Project) Order 2020 .

2.   Commencement

This order takes effect on the day after it is approved by both Houses of Parliament under section 7 of the Act.

3.   Interpretation

(1)  In this order –
Act means the Major Infrastructure Development Approvals Act 1999 ;
ancillary facilities means facilities associated with the construction and operation of the electricity transmission line, transmission towers and electricity substations specified in clause 5(a) and (b) and includes, but is not limited to, facilities for the purposes of –
(a) storage; and
(b) communications; and
(c) conductor winching and braking; and
(d) concrete batching; and
(e) site administration;
Board means the Board of the Environment Protection Authority established by section 13 of the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 ;
project means the major infrastructure project specified in clause 5 ;
project proponent, in relation to the project, means the project proponent identified in clause 4 .
(2)  The Acts Interpretation Act 1931 applies to the interpretation of this order.

4.   Project proponent

The project proponent is identified as Tasmanian Networks Pty Ltd [ABN 24 167 357 299].

5.   Major infrastructure project

The project proposed by the project proponent, known as the North West Transmission Upgrades Project and comprising the following uses and developments, is declared to be a major infrastructure project:
(a) the construction and operation of a double-circuit, extra-high-voltage 220kV overhead electricity transmission line and transmission towers, within a corridor 120 metres wide, to transmit electricity between the following locations:
(i) Palmerston and Sheffield;
(ii) Sheffield, Heybridge and Burnie;
(iii) Burnie and East Cam;
(iv) East Cam and Hampshire;
(v) Hampshire and Staverton;
(b) the construction and operation of an electricity substation at each of the following locations:
(i) [Clause 5 Amended by S.R. 2022, No. 6, Applied:09 Mar 2022] .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
(ii) [Clause 5 Amended by S.R. 2022, No. 6, Applied:09 Mar 2022] .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
(iii) Hampshire;
(iv) Staverton;
(c) the construction and operation of ancillary facilities to be located –
(i) within the corridor specified in paragraph (a) ; and
(ii) at the locations specified in paragraph (b) ; and
(iii) at Nietta; and
(iv) at South Nietta;
(d) the construction and operation of ancillary facilities that are conductor winching and braking sites, to be located within 150 metres of the boundary of the corridor specified in paragraph (a) ;
(e) the construction and operation of infrastructure assembly areas and vehicle access tracks, associated with the construction and operation of the electricity transmission line, transmission towers, electricity substations and ancillary facilities referred to in paragraphs (a) , (b) and (c) that are –
(i) to be located within the corridor specified in paragraph (a) and at the electrical substations and ancillary facilities specified in paragraphs (b) and (c) ; and
(ii) to run from the boundary of that corridor, and each of those electrical substations and ancillary facilities, to the nearest suitable vehicle access track or road.

6.   Notification of owners of land

Compliance with section 52(1) of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 in respect of the project is not required.

7.   Planning approval process

The planning approval process in respect of the project is to be administered by the Commission.

8.   Environmental guidelines

The Board must provide the project proponent, and the Commission, with the requirements for, and guidance in relation to, the preparation of the case required for an environmental impact assessment, in accordance with sections 74(3) and (4) of the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 , at least 7 days before draft criteria are placed on public exhibition by the Commission under section 12(3) of the Major Infrastructure Development Approvals Act 1999 .

9.   Fee

The project proponent is required to pay the Crown $123 750 by 31 July 2020 to cover the costs and expenses which may be incurred by the Crown, or the Commission, in connection with the assessment of the project or the planning approval process.

Displayed and numbered in accordance with the Rules Publication Act 1953.

Notified in the Gazette on 24 June 2020

This order is administered in the Department of Justice.