South Hedland 220kV Transmission Line

Proposal description: 

Horizon Power is proposing to meet an increase in power demand for the Town of Port Hedland generated by economic growth in the region. Construction of South Hedland Power Station was recently approved under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) and a Clearing Permit (Purpose Permit
CPS 4049/2) has been issued. The existing Horizon Power transmission line does not have adequate capacity to sustain the expected increase in power supply from South Hedland Power Station; therefore, construction of a 220 kV transmission line to link the South Hedland Power Station with Hedland Terminal is required. Implementation of the proposal would involve the following:
• Construction of a 220 kV transmission line of approximately 7 km in length.
• Construction of approximately 20 steel towers, 65 m high ·and situated approximately 350-400 m apart.

Referred under EP Act: 
Industry sector: 
Last updated: 
October 8, 2012
Current Status: 
Decision on whether to assess has been published
Decision on whether to assess has been published
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