Marinus Link Pty Ltd, Marinus Link Heybridge Converter Station, Heybridge

Current Stage

Assessment Commenced

Proposal Details

Client: Marinus Link Pty Ltd

Premises: Marinus Link Heybridge Converter Station

Activity: Cabling works for Marinus Link power connector

Class of Assessment: 2C

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 18/7/2022

​​​​The Proposal

Marinus Link Pty Ltd is proposing the construction and operation of a power cable and associated infrastructure known as Marinus Link,  from Heybridge in Northern Tasmania, across Bass Strait to Victoria.  The Converter Station component of the Marinus Link project includes construction and operation of a large converter station complex, including two converter stations and a switching station, at Heybridge, on an existing cleared site adjacent to the Bass Highway, near Minna Road, Heybridge.

The proponent has lodged a permit application for the Converter Station component of Marinus Link with Burnie City Council under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993. The Converter Station will be subject to an environmental impact assessment by the Board of the EPA (the Board) in accordance with the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPC Act).

The entire Marinus Link project has been determined to be a Controlled Action under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) (EPBC reference number 2021/9053) and will require assessment and approval under the EPBC Act, in addition to State and Local government requirements. It was determined that the proposed action will have, or is likely to have, a significant impact on matters of national environmental significance, protected under Part 3 of the EPBC Act, including:

  • Listed threatened species and communities (sections 18 and 18A)
  • Listed migratory species (sections 20 & 20A)
  • Commonwealth marine areas (sections 23 & 24A)​

​Supporting Documents

 Marinus Link Pty Ltd, Marinus Link Heybridge Converter Station, Heybridge - EPA Referral (PDF 9Mb)

Note: these documents are not currently open for public comment, and are provided only for background information at this time.