Powerlink Kidston Connection Project LVIA

Lat27 prepared a LVIA for the Powerlink Kidston Connection Project to inform the Environmental Assessment Report prepared by AECOM to support an Infrastructure Designation application under the Planning Act 2016.

ClientAECOM for Powerlink Queensland

LocationBetween Kidston and Mount Fox, QLD

Date2018

Powerlink is proposing a new 195km long, 275 kV electricity transmission line between Kidston and Mount Fox in Queensland known as the Kidston Connection Project. This will connect the Kidston Renewable Energy Hub, where Genex Power Limited is seeking to establish a combination solar and hydro pump storage power generation facility, to the National Electricity grid. Lat27 was commissioned by AECOM to undertake a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) of the Project to inform the Environmental Assessment Report that AECOM prepared to support an Infrastructure Designation application under the Planning Act 2016. The Ministerial Infrastructure Designation Assessment Report (MIDAR) was released in 2021 for public review and comment.

Photo courtesy of AECOM.