HumeLink – delivering affordable, safe and reliable electricity.

HumeLink is a new 500kV transmission line which will carry electricity to customers from new generation sources, including the expanded Snowy Hydro scheme. It will connect Wagga Wagga, Bannaby and Maragle. 

We’re talking to landowners and communities about HumeLink. Your views are important to help us find a route that has the least impact on landowners. 

Landowner consultation will continue until completion of the EIS exhibition period, scheduled for August 2022.

Why do we need HumeLink?

HumeLink will: 

  • allow new energy sources to come online, including renewables
  • unlock the full capacity of the expanded Snowy Hydro Scheme
  • increase the amount of electricity that can be delivered to customers in NSW, the ACT and across the National Electricity Market.
The project has been identified as a priority by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and the Federal and NSW Governments. 

Selecting a route for transmission

We are refining route options for HumeLink. When selecting a route, we are committed to discussing route options with landowners and communities. Where possible, we will plan new transmission lines on public land or adjacent to existing easements.

Feedback from landowners and communities helps us identify environmental impacts, integrate local knowledge about land uses into our planning, and improve design. 

Following meetings in recent months with landowners and other stakeholders, TransGrid will seek to meet again with landowners in early 2021 to discuss progress on route options. 

To improve consultation with landowners and communities, the former Commissioner for NSW Fair Trading, Rod Stowe, has agreed to advise TransGrid on our engagement practices and processes. As an advocate for landowners and communities, within our business, Mr Stowe’s advice will ensure we uphold best practice engagement and always treat everyone fairly and with respect.

To share your local knowledge, you can put your comments on the interactive project map

Information for landowners on easements and compensation are available here

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