Circumstances may arise when third parties want to move, modify or remove Ausgrid's network assets. This might include requests to underground existing overhead cables or replace them with insulated cables.
While we endeavour to accommodate relocation requests, it's at our discretion whether or not we agree to relocate Ausgrid assets.
Refer to Ausgrid's policy on asset relocations for more information.
Ausgrid is a regulated business and there is no scope for it to subsidise or contribute financially to projects where the benefits accrue solely to the proponent of the relocation works. All costs associated with accommodating the request are at the proponent’s cost. This includes assessment, design, option development and construction, as well as ensuring Ausgrid retains the value of its existing assets
Fees may include an upfront non-negotiable and non-refundable fee to assessthe proposed relocation and determine if it is feasible or not. For large scale and complex relocations, additional feasibility funding may be required upfront, which we will determine on a case-by-case basis.
The following process is for applications that are determined feasible and which do not require specialised services. This process follows Ausgrid’s contestable framework, which guides proponents to 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. The contestable process will be as follows: