Independents reject Kosciuszko powerlines

18th February 2021

Source: ABC News Online | Posted: February 18, 2021

The NSW Parliament's four key Independents have urged the state government to reject Transgrid's plans to build overhead transmission lines through Kosciuszko National Park.

Independent MPs Greg Piper, Alex Greenwich and Joe McGirr have been joined by NSW Upper House MLC Justin Field in opposing the move.

Transgrid's plans show transmission lines on large steel lattice towers up to 75 metres high through the world-renowned Kosciuszko Park.

Mr McGirr said overhead lines threatened to complicate firefighting efforts by interfering with road and air operations, in addition to the negative environmental impact they would have.

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