More information about the environmental assessment of the project is available at the Environmental Assessment page.

Tasmanian Environmental Assessments

On 1 July 2022 Marinus Link submitted a Development Application (DA) for the Heybridge Converter Station to the Burnie City Council (the Council) under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (LUPA Act). The Council referred the DA to the Board of the Tasmanian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) who determined that an EIS is required under the Tasmanian Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPC Act). This was based on the fact that the proposed activity is not otherwise subject to an environmental impact assessment process that is able to assess potential impact on environmental matters outside the scope of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and that the proposed activity is of a unique nature and large scale. The EPA issued Guidelines for the EIS in September 2022.

The Council issued two Requests for Further Information in response to MLPL’s DA which will be addressed at the same time as the submission of the final Heybridge Converter Station EIS to the EPA.

The EPA’s Guidelines are available below:

Marinus Link Pty Ltd, Marinus Link Heybridge Converter Station, Heybridge | EPA Tasmania.

Marinus Link Pty Ltd, Marinus Link Heybridge Shore Crossing, Heybridge and Coastal Waters | EPA Tasmania.

The two EISs have been prepared and are being finalised for public comment in mid to late 2024.