Mt Piper to Wallerawang existing easement
Mount Piper to Wallerawang

Community encouraged to attend information sessions for Mount Piper to Wallerawang Transmission Line Upgrade Project

11 March 2024

Members of the community are being encouraged to attend local information sessions to provide feedback on the preferred route for the proposed Mount Piper to Wallerawang Transmission Line Upgrade Project.

The new transmission line is critical to delivering cleaner, cheaper and more reliable electricity from the Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone.

In January Transgrid released the Preferred Route Report for the new 8km 330kV transmission line between existing substations at Mount Piper and Wallerawang.  

Acting Executive General Manager of Delivery Jennifer Hughes said: “The project will strengthen and reinforce the grid in the State’s Central Tablelands, helping to reliably deliver new renewable generation from the Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone to consumers.

“Following extensive consultation, we identified a preferred route with the lowest possible impact on landowners and the environment, utilising an existing transmission line corridor that is in close proximity to the shared boundary between the Springvale Coal Services facility and the Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area.

“Landowners and members of the community are playing an important role in the planning of this critical project to support our clean energy future. We encourage everyone to attend an information session to ask questions of the team and share their views and local knowledge to help us shape the best possible solution.”

Transgrid will hold the following community information sessions:

  • Lithgow Show, Tony Luchetti Showground on March 15 from 2-4pm, &
  • Wallerawang Library, 40 Main Street, Wallerawang on March 16 from 10am-12pm.

Members of the community can register for an information session by emailing or calling 1800 222 537.

More information about the project is available by vising:

Mount Piper to Wallerawang Transmission Line Upgrade Project preferred route

B4 Indicative map

Media enquiries: Mark Nolan 0429 047 136