Ausgrid has finished installing new 33,000 volt powerlines from Camellia substation to the Lidcombe and Auburn zone substations. The new powerlines ensure Ausgrid continues to provide a safe and reliable power supply to Auburn, Lidcombe and the surrounding areas.
The new powerlines, which consist of both overhead and underground cables, were installed in various streets between the three substations in early 2019. The poles and wires for the overhead section were also installed in early 2019.
Commissioning work is currently ongoing and is due for completion in late 2024.
Previously, underground cables of the same voltage provided the main power supply into these areas from Homebush. Most of these cables were approaching the end of their service life. Ausgrid has now finished replacing them to ensure we continue to provide a safe and reliable power supply to Auburn, Lidcombe and the surrounding areas.
During December 2017 and January 2018, Ausgrid liaised with the cycling community about expected impacts to the Duck River Cycleway during construction. As part of this, we conducted a survey about the cycleway to understand how it was being used and to identify potential issues before the construction plans were finalised. The findings from the cycleway user study were compiled into a report in May 2018. The report is available via the link at the bottom of this page.
Using feedback collected from the survey and other key stakeholders, Ausgrid worked with its contractor to plan construction along the Duck River Cycleway to minimise impacts on cyclists.
Work on the cycleway is now complete and it was opened to the public on 18 April 2019.