Notification of works
Ladywood Road, Modbury Heights
March - October 2024
What we’re doing
We're replacing the high voltage underground cable along Ladywood Road, Modbury Heights between Minerva Crescent and Kestral Way, including a short section along Minerva Crescent.
This upgrade will improve power reliability in the local area. We are also upgrading equipment designed to shorten the duration of most power outages and to minimise the number of customers affected when a power outage occurs.
Location of works
Picture: Indicative map of works location
Picture: Indicative map of works compound location.
How this affects you
We anticipate site setup to begin on 26 February, followed by the start of civil work in early March.
Work involves trenching in the roadway, which will last approximately four weeks, followed by cable installation. We will be using hydro excavation methods around trees to protect root health.
All materials and machinery for the project will be stored in a fenced area in the reserve on Minerva Crescent near the corner of Ladywood Road. We aim to complete all work by the end of October 2024.
During construction, there will be temporary impacts to off-street parking and access to driveways within our work zones. Our team will contact you directly if this will affect your property.
Traffic restrictions and detours will be in place with traffic management on site to navigate around our work zone and to ensure everyone’s safety.
The cables will be installed under the public road and council verge on Ladywood Road and Minerva Crescent.
Our teams will reinstate work areas daily to maintain access to the street and properties when we're not on-site.
Some customers will experience power outages during this work. If your property will be affected, we will send SMS/ emails to subscribed customers, typically two weeks before the scheduled outage. We post cards to customers who don’t have a digital subscription, however there may be delays in that service.
If you do not already receive free SMS/ email updates about your power, you can sign up 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 some 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 appreciate your patience and support as undertake this critical work.