Asset Relocations

Relocation of Ausgrid electrical network assets requests cover requests from local councils, resident groups or any other party to relocate their existing distribution assets. These include requests to underground existing bare overhead assets or to replace them with insulated overhead cables. There may be an upfront non-negotiable and non-refundable fee to facilitate the initial feasibility of the proposed relocation and determine if the works are feasible or not. For large scale and complex relocations, additional feasibility funding may be required up front, which we will determine on a case by case basis.

While we will endeavour to accommodate relocation requests, it is at Ausgrid’s discretion whether or not to agree to a request to relocate Ausgrid assets. Refer to Ausgrid's policy on Asset Relocations for more information.

How to make an application for asset relocation

 

Process for asset relocations

Relocations that are deemed feasible and do not pose undue security, reliability or health and safety risks, or require specialised services are to be undertaken in accordance with the Ausgrid contestable framework. This means proponents contract directly with the third party Accredited Service Providers of their choice to deliver relocation design and construction works in accordance with our contestable works policies and processes.

Next steps

1  Following assessment of your application, we will offer you a Design Contract. The offer includes a statement of our fees as well as terms and conditions of contract.

You accept the Design Contract and pay the fees to Ausgrid.

3  We will send you a Design Information Package so you can arrange an ASP3 to design the augmentation works and submit the design to us for certification.

4  We will do a desktop audit of the design to check whether it is meets our standards.

Once we certify the design, we will send you an Asset Relocation Contract offer. The offer includes a statement of our fees as well as terms and conditions of contract. You have 45 business days to accept the offer.

Once the relocation contract is in place, you arrange an ASP1 of your choice to undertake the asset relocation works.

We will inspect the work throughout the construction period to make sure it meets our standards before the new works are turned on. Once electrified, the assets constructed by the ASP1 will be owned and maintained by Ausgrid as part of our network.

Relocations that pose undue security, reliability or health and safety risks, or require specialised services may be refused, or may need to be undertaken by Ausgrid. In this case we will charge the customer regulated rates to cover our costs for undertaking the works.