Ausgrid's new zone substation is in operation and servicing the Maitland area. The new substation was constructed on land owned by Ausgrid and is adjacent to the existing Maitland zone substation in St Andrews Street, Maitland. The design of the new substation buildings reflects the heritage architecture of the area.
The new Maitland substation located on St Andrews Street was built as a replacement for the adjacent Maitland Central substation. The existing substation was built in 1977 and has reached the end of its service life.
This project will allow Ausgrid to maintain a safe and reliable power supply to Maitland's central business district and surrounding suburbs.
The new Maitland substation has now been commissioned with some final minor works and landscaping to be completed and the next step will be to retire the Maitland Central zone substation (shown below).
Ausgrid is the approving authority for the substation works under the NSW Environmental Planning & Assessment Act. This project was assessed under the State Environment Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007 (ISEPP). As part of the planning and approval process, Ausgrid prepared environmental assessments and liaised with councils and other authorities. The removal of the former substation will also need to be assessed under the State Environment Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007 (ISEPP).
Ausgrid has consulted with the local community in designing the new substation and affected community members are being notified about works associated with construction of the new substation and retirement of the Maitland Central substation.
If you have any questions or comments about the project, please contact us any time (see project contacts at top right).
Normal construction hours are between 7am and 6pm on weekdays and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays. Work may occasionally be planned outside of these hours, such as to meet traffic requirements for large delivery vehicles. Ausgrid will notify neighbours in advance of any work planned after normal construction hours.