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IsaLink High Voltage Direct Current Electricity Transmission Project

Project overview*

EIS status 'Significant project' declaration repealed by Coordinator-General.
Description A 1100-kilometre high voltage direct current transmission line connecting Queensland's North West Minerals Province to the National Electricity Market
Proponent IsaLink Pty Ltd (Cheung Kong Group is the major shareholder)
Location/s The transmission line would extend from Rockhampton to Mount Isa to the Ernest Henry Mine near Cloncurry
Local government/s
  • Barcaldine Regional Council
  • Central Highlands Regional Council
  • Cloncurry Shire Council
  • Isaac Regional Council
  • Longreach Regional Council
  • McKinlay Shire Council
  • Richmond Shire Council
  • Rockhampton Regional Council
  • Winton Shire Council
Key features
  • transmission line
  • 2 x converter stations (at connection to national grid and at, or near, Ernest Henry Mine)
  • upgrade of existing alternating current transmission line between the mine and Mount Isa
  • 70-metre-wide corridor

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
24 September 2012 ‘Significant project’ declaration repealed by Coordinator-General.
25 January 2008 Gazettal of 'significant project' declaration (PDF icon 87 KB)
4 December 2007 Application, including initial advice statement (PDF icon 2.33 MB), submitted.

Read more about the EIS process.

Last updated: 09 Nov 2021