Jan 14, 2021

CopperString plan aired for public scrutiny

CopperString plan aired for public scrutiny

The draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the $1.7 billion CopperString 2.0 project is open for public submissions until February 12.

The high-voltage 1100km transmission line planned by CuString is expected to support more than 750 jobs during construction and will help further open up the North West Minerals Province.

The Coordinator-General will consider all submissions as part of the evaluation of the EIS for the project.

The project consists of a 740km overhead high voltage electricity transmission line, with support towers and associated sub-stations, from a new sub-station at Woodstock, south of Townsville, to the Chumvale sub-station, near Cloncurry.

Subject to demand, the project may extend west to Mount Isa, with spur lines south and north to mines and renewable energy facilities.

Its development would see a minimum of four construction camps operating concurrently along the transmission line as well as temporary workshops, site offices, laydown/delivery areas and concrete batching plants for construction activities.

The draft EIS is available to view online HERE. A digital copy on a USB is also available from the proponent by contacting via telephone (07) 3051 0527 or email info@copperstring2.com.au.

An electronic copy of the draft EIS is available to view during business hours at:

  • Mount Isa City Library, 23 West Street, Miles End, QLD
  • Burdekin Library, 108 Graham Street, Ayr, QLD
  • Cloncurry Bob McDonald Library, Cloncurry Shire Council Scar Street, Cloncurry, QLD
  • Richmond Library, 76 Goldring Street, Richmond, QLD
  • Julia Creek Library, 56 Burke Street, Julia Creek, QLD
  • Charters Towers Excelsior Library, 130 Gill Street, Charters Towers, QLD
  • Townsville City Libraries Aitkenvale, 4 Petunia Street, Aitkenvale, QLD
  • Flinders Library, Cnr Gray and Brodie Street, Hughenden, QLD 
  • State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane.
  • National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra, ACT