NSW has declared the New England Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) transmission project as Critical State Significant Infrastructure (CSSI). 

The state government says the New England REZ transmission project is pivotal for NSW's energy security, promising to supply clean and reliable electricity to consumers for generations. 

The state believes the project is integral to the state's transition away from fossil fuels, ensuring businesses and communities remain powered and highlighting its contribution to NSW's energy future.

The New England REZ should attract billions in private sector investment and create over a thousand jobs in the region. 

A scoping report for the transmission project will soon be lodged with the Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure, outlining the project's details and potential impacts, which will be further evaluated in an Environmental Impact Statement.