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Expanded Eastern and Western Transmission Corridors Identified

April 30, 2021

Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries

The Expanded Eastern and Western Strategic Transmission Corridors have been identified.

The environment, forestry and fisheries department announced the transmission Corridors in Government Gazette 44504 in terms of the National Environmental Management Act.

The Strategic Transmission Corridors related to electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure were first identified in 2018.

The Corridors are described as being of strategic importance when planning for the development of electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure.

The notice amends the Corridors by the addition of the Expanded Eastern Corridor and Expanded Western Corridor as geographical areas of strategic importance.

The procedures to be followed when applying for or deciding on an application for environmental authorisation for large scale electricity transmission apply to applications in the Expanded Eastern Corridor and Expanded Western Corridor.