Customer A is supplied by a service wire from Ausgrid’s network to a private power pole. A private overhead powerline then supplies power to the property. The property owner is responsible for maintaining all private poles and overhead powerlines on their property.
Customers B and C are supplied by a service wire from Ausgrid’s network to a shared private pole, located on Customer A’s property.
In this example, all three customers are jointly responsible for maintaining this shared private pole and powerline.
The powerline is then attached to another shared private pole on Customer B’s property. Customers B and C are jointly responsible for maintaining this shared pole and powerline.
From this pole, private overhead lines supply Customers B and C, who are each responsible for maintaining their individual overhead powerlines and associated fittings.
Each customer must keep trees on their property a safe distance from poles and powerlines. Where powerlines cross boundaries they are a shared responsibility between customers.