Like many substations in the Sydney area, the Dulwich Hill Zone Substation was constructed in the 1960s and has reached the end of its serviceable life.
The first stage of the project was to construct a new purpose-built substation building adjacent to the Dulwich Hill Zone and install new 11,000 volt switchgear and transformers. We also replaced the underground 33,000 volt cables between Canterbury and the new substation building.
The old substation was in service supplying power until the new one was commissioned.
Now that the new substation is fully operational, we have demolished the old substation building and structure.
Ausgrid engaged Maverick Industries to demolish redundant buildings and structures at the old Dulwich Hill Zone Substation on Old Canterbury Road, Summer Hill. This was the second stage of the project.
The stage two works included the removal of equipment and internal items from our buildings and the demolition of:
Buildings at the Northern Boundary and facing Old Canterbury Road
Amenities Block along the Northern Boundary
Our work will be carried out during the day from 7.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday and if required, Saturdays from 08.00am to 01.00pm. All works are weather dependent.
What to expect during work
Work will be noisy at times, and there will be vehicle movements in and around the site.
Noise will be generated from construction plant intermittently.
All reasonable steps will be taken to minimise the impact of our work on the community.
The demolition works will be carried out under a notification to SafeWork NSW. Reference No: 947R-00381722-01 and Demolition License 212708.
Parking and traffic
The work will be completed within the Ausgrid property boundaries including the loading of vehicles. Following notifications issued earlier in the year, the associated investigation works are now complete.
We do not plan to interrupt your electricity supply during this time.
Ausgrid is the approving authority for these works under the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979. As part of the planning and approval process, an environmental assessment was being prepared which involves input from community members, council and other authorities.
Like any construction work, the project would involve noise and dust, and temporary traffic and parking disruptions, which we would work to reduce as much as possible. Any potential impacts are assessed as part of an environmental assessment and measures would be put in place to minimise impacts on the local environment.