|EIS status||Approved with conditions|
|Description||A high-voltage overhead electricity transmission line connecting the North West Power System to the state’s electricity grid.|
|Proponent||Queensland Electricity Transmission Corporation (T/a Powerlink Queensland)|
|Location/s||The transmission line would run from a new sub-station at Woodstock, south of Townsville, to the Chumvale sub-station, near Cloncurry. It would augment the powerline to Mount Isa and include a southern extension from Cloncurry to substations at Selwyn and Woodya. View map.|
* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.
Environmental impact statement (EIS) process
|11 November 2022||Delegate for Australian Minister for the Environment and Water approval of controlled action ‘CopperString Transmission Line Project’ (EPBC 2019/8416) subject to conditions.|
|28 September 2022|
Coordinator-General’s report on the EIS ( 16 MB) released.
Updated draft biodiversity offset management strategy (August 2022) ( 23 MB) provided since final EIS to inform evaluation report on the EIS.
|28 February 2022|
The Coordinator-General accepted the draft EIS and the revised draft EIS as the final EIS.
|12 January 2022||The proponent lodged an updated revised draft EIS|
|12 October 2021||The proponent lodged a revised draft EIS.|
|17 June 2021||Additional information for the EIS requested by the Coordinator-General.|
|23 February 2021||Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 4 March 2022.|
|21 December 2020 to 12 February 2021|
Draft EIS on public consultation.
|4 September 2019||Terms of reference for an EIS ( 693 KB) released.|
|8 July to 2 August 2019||Draft terms of reference ( 647 KB) for EIS public consultation.|
|14 May 2019||Delegate for the Australian Minister for the Environment decided that the project is a 'controlled action'|
|26 April 2019||Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration ( 246 KB).|
|February 2019||Initial advice statement submitted ( 7.3 MB) submitted.|
Last updated: 19 Jun 2023