Western Power letter to landholder

William and Elisabeth Hollingworth
Po Box 240

5 October 2007

Dear Mr & Mrs Hollingworth

Notice of Entry - Kojonup to Albany and Albany to Wellstead transmission line project

Lot 5468 on Deposited Plan 144769 and being the whole of the land contained in Certificate of Title Volume 1883 Folio 266

Western Power would like to provide you with an update on the progress of the proposed transmission line project between Kojonup to Albany and Albany to Wellstead ("the Works").

Through a process of extensive community consultation, Western Power will identify a corridor for a proposed 220 kV transmission line from Kojonup to Albany to service the needs of the Great Southern area; as well as a 220 kV transmission line to connect Grange Resources' iron ore mine, located at Southdown, to Mirambeena substation near Albany.

The final corridor for these transmission lines is not yet confirmed.

Currently, there are three possible corridor options under investigation. Western Power is working with landowners, local government agencies and other key stakeholders, and with independent consultant GHD, to conduct further investigations and select the preferred corridor for each line option.

As part of this process, Western Power will now conduct spring flora and fauna surveys along all possible line routes. Whilst Western Power has the authority to enter your land under the Electricity Corporations Act 2005, Electricity Industry Act 2004 and Energy Operators (Powers) Act 1979 we would prefer to do so with your cooperation and consent.

This notice is sent as a legal requirement to formally notify you of our intention to enter your land to conduct the following investigations and surveys. We are required to access your land to undertake the following investigations, however we commit to working with you to ensure all surveys and construction work is undertaken with minimal disruption. We will also make good or pay adequate compensation for any damage to affected land due to either entry and or construction of the new transmission line.

The information gathered from these surveys will assist Western Power in determining the preferred corridor. Surveys and investigations:

  • Aboriginal heritage and ethnographic surveys;
  • flora, fauna and dieback surveys;
  • agricultural impact assessment;
  • unexploded ordinance "UXO" survey;
  • the installation and recovery of based markers in connection with aerial surveys; and
  • engineering and cadastral surveys.

Western Power and Environmental consultants ENV Australia will require access to your property on or after 15 October 2007 for the purposes of entry as noted above. This notice is to authorise entry by Western Power and its officers, servants, agents and contractors now and in the future for all purposes described in this Notice.

If you would like further information on any of these Acts mentioned in this correspondence please contact Western Power directly or go to the State Law Publishers website at www.slp.wa.gov.au.

ENV Australia will make every effort to contact you personally prior to every entry to the affected land. If you would like to provide us with alternative contact details, please do so.

If you have any questions relating to this notice, or individual concerns to be considered, please contact Lyall Murphy on (08) 9326 4744, mobile 0427 449 829 or via email on lyall. [email protected] com. au.

Western Power will continue to work with landowners throughout the duration of the works and ensure you are kept well informed of all developments.

We thank you for your continued cooperation.

Yours sincerely,

Rudy Teh
Environment and Land Management