Powering Sydneys Future


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Powering Sydneys Future

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

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Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million

STATUS: Credibly proposed
SECTOR: Energy
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Summary

The Powering Sydney's Future project involves the development and operation of a new 20 kilometre, 330 kilovolt (kV) underground transmission cable circuit between the existing Rookwood Road substation in Potts Hill and the Beaconsfield West substation in Alexandria.

The project will involve upgrading three substations at Potts Hill, Alexandria and Picnic Point.


Key Dates

  • 11 October to 22 November 2019, the Environmental Impact Statement was on public exhibition.
  • In May 2020, the NSW Government approved the project as part of the Planning System Acceleration Program.
  • Construction set to commence in mid-2020.
  • Estimated completion by November 2021.



  • While an initial Regulatory Investment Test for Transmission (RIT-T) process was deferred in 2014 due to decreasing maximum demand forecasts, the project recommenced its regulatory approval process in 2017 with the issue of Project Assessment Conclusions Report (PACR).
  • TransGrid submitted an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project which was on public exhibition from 11 October to 22 November 2019. TransGrid provided a response to submissions recieved during exhibition in February 2020.

Last reviewed: 22/05/2020

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