Ausgrid has approval to build a new zone substation and integrated commercial development on its property at 33 Bligh Street, Sydney. The project was planned to be completed in stages with the first stage being the demolition of the existing building and the second stage, to construct a new substation and integrated commercial development.
Approval for the first stage of work was granted in July 2011 and the environmental assessment for the second stage stage was displayed from 29 February to 30 March 2012.
Work to demolish the existing building was completed in July 2016. The affected areas in Richard Johnson Square and the driveway in O'Connell Street are still to be permanently reinstated. In July 2016, Ausgrid paid City of Sydney Council to do this work on our behalf. Council will complete this work as part of their works program.
This project is being assessed under the former Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The environmental assessment for stage two work was on public display from 29 February to 30 March 2012. A copy of the report is available below.
The environmental assessment for stage one works was on public display from Thursday 22 July until Monday 23 August 2010. A copy of the report is available below.
Approval for stage one of the project was granted in July 2011. Approval for stage two of the project was granted in December 2012. Please see below for the Conditions of Approval.
If you would like further information about the new City East substation project, please contact Ausgrid's major projects team:
Phone: 1800 006 549
Post: "City East substation project"
GPO Box 4009
SYDNEY NSW 2001