Burrup Common User Transmission Infrastructure

Closed 30 Nov 2022

Opened 24 Nov 2022


Horizon Power is proposing to construct common user transmission infrastructure to enable the supply of grid electricity to the Burrup Strategic Industrial Area (SIA).

The Proposal includes construction of an approximately 7 km long, 132 kV overhead transmission line between the Dampier substation and the Burrup SIA, clearing of unsealed access tracks along the transmission line route, an extension of the existing Dampier substation (inclusive of 132 kV switchgear, fencing and ancillary equipment), construction of a new Burrup substation (inclusive of 33 kV and 132 kV switchgear, large scale battery, transformers, fencing and ancillary equipment) and installation of associated electrical infrastructure to facilitate the safe and reliable ongoing operation of the new infrastructure (inclusive of earthing and augmentation of the existing distribution network adjacent Burrup substation).

Why your views matter

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on whether or not the EPA should assess a proposal and, if so, what level of assessment is considered appropriate.

What happens next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.

The EPA's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.


  • All of Western Australia


  • Public


  • Seven-day comment on referrals