Marinus Link Pty Ltd, Marinus Link Heybridge Shore Crossing, Heybridge and Coastal Waters

Current Stage

Assessment Commenced

Proposal Details

Client: Marinus Link Pty Ltd

Premises: Marinus Link Heybridge Shore Crossing, Heybridge and Coastal Waters

Activity: Cabling works for Marinus Link power connector

Class of Assessment: 2C

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 11/7/2022

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 Shore Crossing component of the Marinus Link project includes horizontal directional drilling and laying of the cable from the Converter Station site at Heybridge, under the shoreline and out across Bass Strait. 

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 assessment by the Board of the EPA will extend to the limit of State waters, approximately 3 nautical miles offshore.​

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 Shore Crossing, Heybridge and Coastal Waters - EPA Referral (PDF 9Mb)

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