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Updates and news from around our network

03 Mar 2017

New Independent Chairman appointed

Ausgrid is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Helen Nugent AO as its Independent Chairman.

06 Feb 2017

Old Meadowbank Rail Bridge to stay open during works

Ausgrid has begun work today on the Old Meadowbank Railway Bridge as part of a project to replace underground power cables between Wentworth Point and Top Ryde.

01 Feb 2017

Statement to ABC on tree trimming

Ausgrid trims trees growing too close to powerlines to help keep the public safe around the electricity network and reduce the risk of bushfires. Trees contacting powerlines also cause up to one in four blackouts.

09 Jan 2017

Save your energy and beat the heat

Keeping our homes cool in the summer sun can be a challenge for many households, but managing the impact on your electricity bills doesn’t have to be a daunting task.

06 Dec 2016

School holiday safety

School holidays are just around the corner and Ausgrid is asking parents, carers and school teachers to remind their children of some simple electricity rules so they enjoy a safe summer.

01 Dec 2016

Ausgrid appoints Chief Executive Officer

Richard Gross has today been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ausgrid by its new Board of Directors. The Board will be led by independent Chairman Peter Magarry following AustralianSuper and IFM Investors’ acquisition of a 50.4% interest in the long-term lease of Ausgrid.

04 Nov 2016

Partnership approach to tree management

Ausgrid and Newcastle City Council will work together on the removal and replacement of about 30 local street trees growing under powerlines to help protect the reliability and safety of the community’s electricity supply.

29 Sep 2016

Statement on tree trimming in Sydney's inner west

Ausgrid understands and acknowledges the concerns raised by the local community in parts of Sydney’s inner west about the effect of our tree trimming on the amenity of local streets and neighbourhoods.

13 Sep 2016

Bushfire prevention a must for private poles and powerlines

Ausgrid is urging property owners with private poles and powerlines to make sure they are prepared for the bushfire danger period.

23 Aug 2016

Helicopter crews scan for hot spots on major powerlines

A specialist helicopter crew will use thermal imaging equipment to survey Ausgrid’s major powerlines to locate hot spots on the network ahead of the bushfire season.