Ministerial permit: PA2302185

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Description of proposal

Removal of 2 x Trees in Glenwest Lane, Winton for the safe operation of a new transformer installed at the AusNet Services Glenrowan Terminal Station. The transformer was installed as part of the Glenrowan Solar Farm Connection Works. The solar farm proponent previously obtained Planning Permit PA2101420 relating to the construction and installation of the transformer and associated connection works. To enable the safe operation of the transformer and based on updated design specifications, AusNet have identified the requirement for these two additional trees to be removed. Specifically, there is a requirement to install a 30m blast radius around the transformer and associated bund. This is because in the event of a pool fire (where the transformer may spill its oil), the oil (or the ignition for the flames) can be anywhere within the bund, and thus separation distances have been extended from the bund, rather than the transformer. The requirement comes from Australian Standard 2067:2016 Substations and High Voltage Installation. AusNet has investigated engineered controls (i.e. fire walls) to enable the retention of the trees however they were not feasible at the site and, vegetation removal is required to enable the safe operation of the 220kV transformer. Refer to attached Report for further information. deprecating

Application details

  1. Application received

    Date: 26/04/2023

  2. Public notice

    Date of Notice: 10/05/2023

  3. Responsible authority decision

    Decision: Permit
    Date of decision: 7/6/2023

Supporting documents

Permit details

Application number: PA2302185

Original Permit: PA2101420

Type: Application for planning permit

Applicant name: AusNet Transmission Group Pty Ltd

Applicant address: Level 31 2 Southbank Boulevard Southbank VIC 3006

Address of Land:

Glenwest Lane Winton 3673

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Department of Transport and Planning