Australia-ASEAN Power Link

Opened 13 Aug 2021

Closes 24 Sep 2021

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Sun Cable Pty Ltd is proposing to establish a large-scale solar farm and energy storage facility in the Barkly region, NT, with power exported via a high-voltage direct current transmission network to Murrumujuk on Gunn Point Peninsula, north-east of Darwin, and then sub-sea cable through NT, National and International waters to Singapore.

Why we are consulting

Your feedback plays an important role and will be considered by the NT EPA in deciding whether the varied proposed action requires environmental impact assessment, and if so the required method of assessment. Consultation helps the NT EPA and proponent to identify issues of concern and potential effects, as well as get feedback from stakeholders on project options or potential mitigation measures. The NT EPA has prepared guidance for making a public submission PDF (260.9 KB) that outlines when comments will be sought, how to make an effective comment and what will happen to your comment.

Statutory notice 13 August 2021

The NT EPA invites public comment on a significant variation of a proposed action submitted by Sun Cable Pty Ltd to develop the Australia-ASEAN Power Link.

The significant variation documents include the proponent’s draft amended Terms of Reference for an environmental impact statement and statement of reasons, which can be inspected and obtained below. Interested persons may make a submission by 24 September 2021. The NT EPA publishes this notice in accordance with regulation 169(1) of the Environment Protection Regulations 2020.


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Significant variation form PDF (493.1 KB)
Significant variation - Main Report PDF (7.7 MB)
Draft amended Terms of Reference (prepared by proponent) PDF (1020.2 KB)
Statement of Reasons (prepared by proponent) PDF (65.4 KB)

For previous stages of this assessment, please refer to the  environmental impact assessment register.

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