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What is involved in the undergrounding of power?

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What is involved in the undergrounding of power?

  • Installing new underground power cables in the road reserve – usually under verges
  • Installing green connection pillars, usually in the front corner of private property to serve that property, and the immediately adjacent property wherever possible
  • Installing transformers and switchgear units to manage the distribution of power throughout the area. These are located in parks or public open space, or where required, on side verges of residential property
  • Installing an underground connection from the connection pillar to the meter box at each property
  • Changing each property over to the new underground system once it is complete and has been made live, and removing the old overhead cable to the house
  • Installing a new street light system designed to meet the Australian Standard for residential street lighting
  • Removing existing wood poles and overhead powerlines in the streets (excluding transmission lines and poles).