The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) has approved the Powering Sydney’s Future project, which secures the electricity supply for 800,000 people working and living in Sydney’s CBD and surrounding suburbs.
This follows the public exhibition and submission of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
The studies that supported the EIS were prepared by independent experts and included assessments of potential impacts on the environment, biodiversity, heritage, air quality, amenity, traffic and transport in your community.
We considered all submissions from the community and stakeholders to the EIS and prepared a Submissions Report in response to questions and issues raised. You can view this report, the EIS, DPIE’s Assessment Report, and DPIE’s Conditions of Approval on the DPIE Major Projects web page
We are currently developing the detailed design for the project and progressing plans that will inform its construction. Investigation works are currently underway, with main construction activity expected to start mid-2020.