Public Notice: Burrup Common User Transmission Infrastructure

March 06 2024

Preliminary Documentation for Burrup Common User Transmission Infrastructure

(EPBC 2022/09407)

The following notice is published pursuant to section 95A(3) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Open for comment 6 March – 19 March 2024

Horizon Power is proposing to expand the North-West Interconnected System (NWIS) electricity network, by constructing an approximately 7 kilometre (km) long 132 kilovolt (kV) overhead transmission line between the Dampier Substation and the Burrup Strategic Industrial Area (SIA). The Burrup SIA is not currently connected via transmission infrastructure to the NWIS.

The Project is located on Murujuga (Burrup Peninsula) in WA, approximately 1.5 km east of the Dampier township. Murujuga and its surrounds supports extensive Aboriginal cultural heritage sites, with the wider Dampier Archipelago region known to have one of Australia’s greatest collections of rock art (petroglyphs). Horizon Power has worked with the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) in undertaking detailed Aboriginal cultural heritage site avoidance surveys to progress the transmission route design avoiding impacts to Aboriginal cultural heritage sites. It should be noted that the survey reports will not be made publicly available due to cultural sensitivity reasons and are confidential. Horizon Power is committed to avoiding direct impact to known Aboriginal cultural heritage and will have Aboriginal heritage monitors on site during clearing.

Referred under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act, the Project was determined to be a ‘controlled action’ with the following controlling provisions: National Heritage places (sections 15B and 15C), listed threatened species and communities (sections 18 and 18A) and listed migratory species (sections 20 and 20A).

A delegate for the Minister for the Environment and Water has also decided that the action must be assessed by preliminary documentation under section 87 of the EPBC Act.

Horizon Power has now prepared the preliminary documentation, and as required under sections 95A(3) and (4) of the EPBC Act, Horizon Power invites interested parties to submit comments in writing relating to the preliminary documentation or the action until 19 March 2024.

Submissions should be directed to


The preliminary documentation can be viewed online below.

Hard copies of the information are also available for examination without charge at:

  • City of Karratha, 1083 Welcome Road, Karratha, WA 6714
  • Karratha Public Library, 27 Welcome Road, Karratha WA 6714
  • State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis Street, Perth WA 6000
  • Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation, Corner of Griffin and King Bay Road, Burrup WA 6713
  • Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation, 5 Sharpe Avenue, Karratha WA 6714
  • Horizon Power Depot, Lot 1966, Stovehill Road, Karratha WA 6714

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