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Notification of works

Undergrounding powerlines North East Road, Tea Tree Gully

April 2024 – November 2024

What we are doing

SA Power Networks is working with the City of Tea Tree Gully to underground powerlines along North East Road from Church Street to Dinan Court. We are proud to partner with local and State Government in beautifying significant areas through councils’ streetscaping initiatives.

Work includes undergrounding 1020m of existing overhead powerlines and the removal of 26 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 location

Indicative map of North East Road PLEC works

Picture: Indicative map of North East Road PLEC works area

How this affects you

While most of our general planned work is done during daylight hours, for this project, most of the work will be done at night due to impacts on North East Road for which we need work permits. Work will not take place every night. Most work will take place between Monday and Friday however there may be occasional work on weekends.

The civil work phase is scheduled to start in mid-April, followed by cable installation, and then the removal of overhead powerlines and Stobie poles. We anticipate completing our work by November this year.

To ensure the safety of our workers and the community, traffic management measures will be implemented along North East Road. 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.

We will coordinate with public transport services to ensure clear signage of any changes to bus stop locations is in place in advance of the disruption.

There may be intermittent restrictions to driveway access throughout our work. 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 (if subscribed to receive outage notifications) 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.  

Noise

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 CustomerCommunication@sapowernetworks.com.au