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Notification of works

Undergrounding powerlines Chief Street, Brompton

April 2024 – December 2024

What we are doing

SA Power Networks is working with the City of Charles Sturt to underground powerlines along Chief Street between First Street and Third Street. We are proud to partner with local and State Government in beautifying significant areas through councils’ streetscaping initiatives.

Work includes undergrounding 515m of existing overhead powerlines and the removal of 21 Stobie poles.

The Department of Infrastructure and Transport, responsible for public lighting on main roads, will install new energy efficient LED lighting. 

Indicative map of works area

Indicative map of powerline undergrounding PLEC works in Chief Street, Brompton.

Picture: Indicative map of powerline undergrounding (PLEC) works in Chief Street, Brompton.

How this affects you

Work will take place between 7am and 5pm. There may be some work on weekends and maybe some night works. Work won't take place every day during the project.

The civil work phase is scheduled between April and June, followed by the cable installation and then the removal of overhead powerlines and Stobie poles. We anticipate completing our work by December this year.

To ensure the safety of our workers and the community, traffic management measures will be implemented along Chief Street. We will maintain access to businesses using road plates and stop/go traffic management. Speed restrictions and parking limitations will also be in effect in the vicinity of the works.

There may be intermittent restrictions to driveway access throughout. Our crews and traffic management team will work closely with those affected to minimise any inconvenience.

Some private electricity connections may need to be altered as part of the project. There is no cost to customers for this work, and we will let you know in advance if this affects you and your property.

Work hours and dates may vary due to weather conditions or unforeseen events outside of our control.

Power outages

Some customers will experience power outages during this work; we typically send notification to those affected via SMS/ email to subscribed customers two weeks before the work. We send letters to unsubscribed customers, however there may be delays with the postal service.

If you do not already receive free SMS/email updates about your power, you can subscribe to receive outage notifications, or call us for assistance. You need the National Meter Identifier (NMI) from your electricity bill to subscribe.  


There will be noise, dust and vibration associated with the work from excavation equipment and other heavy vehicles, however our crews will reduce disruption as much as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation during this essential work.

Further information

If you have any questions about our work, please contact Kate on 7326 2924, or email us at