We had originally planned to hold a community information session at a local venue in Concord to allow a face-to-face discussion between the community and the project team about the project.
In the interest of public health and the developing situation regarding COVID-19, we have unfortunately had to make the decision to cancel the community information session. We will now consult with key stakeholders and the community using:
Ausgrid is the determining authority for these works under the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979. As part of the approvals process, an environmental assessment (known as a Review of Environmental Factors of REF) is being prepared which involves input from community members, the City of Canada Bay Council and other authorities.
Potential impacts are being assessed as part of the REF and measures put in place to minimise impact to the local environment.
As the project progresses, we plan to share two concept designs for the new switchroom building with key stakeholders and the community near the proposed site. All feedback received will be taken into consideration as part of the planning process. We will provide further updates as we progress.
Like on any construction site, issues such as noise and dust – as a result of work on and around the site, will be carefully managed.
Ausgrid work hours are 7am to 6pm on weekdays, and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays with no work on Sundays or public holidays. If we need to do any work outside these hours, we will notify nearby neighbours in advance.
Please note that the Concord substation will remain in service for the duration of the project. Normal day-to-day operations will continue to maintain electrical supply.