The CopperString Project

CopperString Pty Ltd
A partnership between Leighton
Contractors Pty Ltd and CuString Pty Ltd


  • The Project consists of an 1100km power transmission line connecting the National Electricity Market, near Townsville to communities and major energy users in North-West Queensland.
  • The Project was expected to have a capital expenditure of approximately $1.5┬ábillion and employ 750 people during the construction of the Project.
    RLMS assisted CopperString in the early concept design of the Project and coordinated the EIS, environmental approval process and landholder consultation activities.
  • RLMS ensured that legislative requirements were met and adequate stakeholder consultation was undertaken┬áto inform the detailed design of the Project and positive outcomes are generated for all interested parties.



North Queensland, Australia


services provided

  • Corridor route and site selection

  • Environmental assessment and management plans

  • Government relations

  • Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement

  • Preparation of report and consultation mapping

  • Negotiation of route alignment, land access and land acquisition with public and private landholders

  • Application for Infrastructure Facility of Significance status to allow compulsory acquisition of land if negotiated settlements cannot be achieved

key consultants

  • Mr Bob Otjen, General Manager

  • Mr James Beckett, Senior Advisor

  • Mr Richard Wood, Senior Advisor