Toronto West substation project

Ausgrid is planning to construct a new zone substation to supply customers in the Toronto area.

Project need

The existing Toronto zone substation, located on the corner of Carleton Street and Fenton Avenue was constructed in 1961. Key equipment at this facility is approaching the end of its service life. To ensure a safe and reliable supply of electricity for customers, Ausgrid is to construct a new zone substation.

Project status

Ausgrid has purchased a vacant site in an industrial area at Woodbine Close, Toronto as the location for the new substation. A new 132,000 Volt to 11,000 Volt substation will be constructed on this property.

The substation will comprise an outdoor yard to contain two transformers and associated switchgear, while a building on the eastern side of the site will house 11,000 Volt switchgear and the substation’s control and protection equipment.

Civil construction of the substation is scheduled to commence in 2014 with connection to the existing electrical network to follow.

Please see a map of showing the connections to the 132,000 Volt network here or by clicking on the link on the right.

Project approval process

Ausgrid is the approving authority for these works under the NSW Environmental Planning & Assessment Act. This project has been approved under the State Environment Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007 (ISEPP). The Infrastructure SEPP enables Ausgrid to be the determining authority for this type of development. As part of the approval process Ausgrid has consulted with Lake Macquarie City Council and adjoining land occupiers.

Community consultation

Ausgrid welcomes feedback from interested community members as part of our planning and assessment process and at any stage of the project.  Ausgrid has started consultation with Lake Macquarie City Council and neighbouring residents. Neighbours will be notified through newsletter and letterbox drops prior to civil works and power line works starting. Consultation with nearby residents will continue as the project progresses.

If you have any questions or comments about the project, please contact us any time (see project contacts top right).

What to expect during construction

Like any construction work, the proposal would involve noise and dust, and temporary traffic and parking disruptions, which we would work to minimise as much as possible. There is traffic control in place to ensure the safety of the work crew and the public. Ausgrid's standard work hours for a project such as this are 7am to 6pm on weekdays and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.