Ausgrid is planning to install two poles either side of each transmission tower located between Woolooware and Kurnell. This will enable the removal of the existing steel lattice transmission towers.
This Project involves removal and replacement of 26 transmission towers, covering about 7 kilometres. The existing lattice steel towers are over 60 years old and are coming to the end of their serviceable life. It is no longer viable to continue to maintain these current structures.
The work will predominantly be installed within an existing Ausgrid easement. However, a section of the work will be installed on road reserve along Captain Cook Drive.
This work is part of our capital works program to allow Ausgrid to maintain a safe and reliable electricity network. This work is expected to be completed in stages over a two-year period.
Ausgrid is the approving authority for the work under the NSW Environmental Planning & Assessment Act.
As part of the approval process, we will be preparing an environmental assessment known as a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) to determine the potential environmental impacts of the project.
The REF will be placed on exhibition at several locations and the community will be invited to make submissions. The community along the preferred cable route will receive a newsletter in the next few months with further details about this process.
Following the REF exhibition, Ausgrid will review all submissions and prepare a summary report. The project will then be determined for approval based on the information contained in the REF.