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What’s involved in undergrounding power?

There’s a lot we need to do to get power underground. This includes:

  • Installing new underground power cables in the road reserve under verges
  • Installing connection pillars (green dome/box), usually at the front corner of a property and the adjacent property
  • Installing transformers and switchgear units to manage the distribution of power throughout the area. These are located in parks and public open spaces, or sometimes along property side verges
  • 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’s complete and is live, and removing the old overhead conductors
  • Designing and installing a new LED streetlight system that meets the latest Australian Standards
  • Removing existing wood poles and overhead powerlines (excluding transmission poles and wires)