Powerlink has organised more sessions to collect community feedback over the proposed routes for new transmission lines  (Photo: Powerlink)

January 8, 2023

Powerlink has organised 12 more drop-in sessions to collect community input over the location of transmission lines for the proposed Borumba Pumped Hydro Project.

A spokesperson said each session would held over a number of hours to allow residents to attend at a time convenient to them.

“Feedback from community members is that the drop-in format is preferred to a formal presentation in theatre style, to better allow for one-on-one conversations at a property-specific level,” the spokesperson said.

“Powerlink has been engaging with stakeholders and the wider community about the transmission connections since mid-2022.

“In November, Powerlink shared potential corridor options for the project and is currently seeking local insights and feedback on these options.

“No final decisions have been made regarding the potential transmission corridors, or the location of the transmission lines or towers.

“At this stage the corridor options are approximately four kilometres wide. Once a final study corridor has been selected, we will work with landholders to refine the alignment to be located within a 70m easement.

“This feedback will then be considered prior to releasing a recommended corridor in late March. More community drop-in sessions will be held in April-May to gain feedback on the recommended corridor.

“A final corridor will be released in mid-2023 that will aim to have the least overall impact from a social, environmental and economic perspective.”

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Details of the community information drop-in sessions are:

  • Widgee – Tuesday, January 17, 10:00am-1:00pm at the Widgee Community Complex, 36 Power Road, Widgee
  • Kilkivan – Tuesday, January 17, 3:00pm-6:00pm at the Kilkivan Hall, 1 Bligh Street, Kilkivan
  • Gympie – Wednesday, January 18, 10:00am-1:00pm at The Pavilion, 77 Exhibition Road, Southside, Gympie
  • Amamoor – Wednesday, January 18, 3:00pm-6:00pm at Amamoor Hall, 35 Busby Street, Amamoor
  • Moore – Thursday, January 19, 10:00am-1:00pm at Moore Hall, Lennox Street & Main Street North, Moore
  • Kilcoy – Thursday, January 19, 4:00m-7:00pm at Kilcoy Memorial Hall, 18 Kennedy Street, Kilcoy
  • Imbil – Tuesday, January 31, 10:00am-1:00pm at Imbil Memorial Hall, 127 Yabba Road, Imbil
  • Manumbar – Tuesday, January 31, 3:00pm-6:00pm at Manumbar Hall, 3873 Manumbar Road, Manumbar
  • Yarraman – Wednesday, February 1, 10:00am-1:00pm at Yarraman Memorial Hall, Browne Street, Yarraman
  • Maidenwell – Wednesday, February 1, 3:00pm-6:00pm at Maidenwell Hall, Pool Street, Maidenwell
  • Kumbia – Thursday, February 2, 10:00am-1:00pm at Kumbia Memorial Hall, 29-31 Bell Street, Kumbia
  • Nanango – Thursday, February 2, 3:00pm-6:00pm at the Nanango Cultural Centre, Drayton & Henry streets, Nanango

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