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Hunter Transmission Project

The Hunter Transmission Project (HTP) is one of the State’s most critical energy projects

Public exhibition period now closed for the HTP preliminary corridor

On 20 November 2023 we placed the HTP preliminary corridor on public exhibition and invited the community to share their feedback by 18 December 2023. 

Submissions are now closed.

 Read the HTP Overview

Visit the interactive map

Next steps 

We’ll use this feedback to: 

  • refine the design of the HTP 
  • inform our decision on the final corridor 
  • improve our community engagement on the project 
  • identify matters requiring further investigations, surveys or studies 
  • minimise the project impacts on people and the environment 
  • maximise the project benefits for the Hunter community.

We have published an executive summary of the feedback we received.

Read the summary feedback report

Map: HTP preliminary corridor

HTP preliminary corridor: Spotlight on community feedback

More than 250 submissions were received as part of our early engagement on the HTP and this gave us significant feedback on the HTP preliminary corridor. This community consultation was just the start of our engagement on the HTP. 

We’re now taking time to carefully consider your suggestions, and the issues of greatest interest and concern. This will influence the initial design of the project. 

We look forward to sharing more details about the next important steps for the HTP when we report back to the community in April. In the meantime, let’s put the spotlight on the issues that were most raised in submissions overall as well as those from or specifically about HTP North, Central or South. Please note some submissions raised more than one issue. 

The infographic below provides an overview of the feedback we received through the consultation process.

Approval process

This is just the start of our engagement process for the HTP. During 2024 we’ll work through the community feedback so we can deliver the best outcomes for all stakeholders. 

From an environmental approvals perspective: 

  • the NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces has decided the HTP is essential to the State for economic, social and environmental reasons and has declared it Critical State Significant Infrastructure under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) 
  • the Australian Government Minister for the Environment and Water is likely to declare the HTP a controlled action under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) because it may have a significant impact on Matters of National Environment Significance. 

This means the HTP needs the approval of both Ministers before it can go ahead. Under the existing bilateral agreement, the NSW Government will co-ordinate a detailed assessment of the impacts of the HTP under both the EP&A Act and EPBC Act in a single, integrated approvals process that includes extensive community consultation before both Ministers make a final decision.

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Learn more

Back to the Hunter Transmission Project overview

How EnergyCo is working with the HTP community

A list of questions and answers about the HTP

More resources about the Hunter Transmission Project

Contact us

If you have any questions about the Hunter Transmission Project or would like to provide feedback, please contact us.

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 1800 645 972 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)

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