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Notification of Works

Port Lincoln Docks substation upgrade

February – October 2024

What we’re doing

We have upcoming projects in your area which will improve the power reliability for residents and businesses.

This work involves upgrading the Port Lincoln Docks substation, replacing the substation fence, and upgrading the high voltage powerline exit from the substation. We will also relocate a section of powerline currently situated on industrial private property which will allow quicker access to our equipment in the event of a power outage and therefore shorter outages.

Works will be undertaken within the substation located at 36 King Street, Port Lincoln. Civil and underground cable work will start from our substation in April within the road along King Street, continuing onto London Street, crossing at Porter Street, and a short section of Porter Street to the corner of Hotel Boston.

Site setup has commenced, with civil work beginning on 4 March within the substation. We anticipate completing all work by the end of October 2024.

Work will not be conducted every day during this period.

Indicative map of works area

Port Lincoln Docks Substation upgrade map of works


How this affects you

The majority of work is scheduled to occur during daylight hours, with the possibility of some work on weekends. We will notify you in advance of any changes that may result in night works.

During construction, there will be some impact on parking, particularly in areas adjacent to the substation. Our team will let customers know if there will be any impacts to parking adjacent their own property, and we thank you in advance for your cooperation in moving vehicles, or restricting access, if necessary.

Most of the work will occur in public areas and access to private properties will not be required, apart from some work relocating powerlines within the Viterra site.

For everyone’s safety, we will have traffic restrictions and appropriate traffic management in place.

Power outages

At this stage, we anticipate only one power interruption after July to safely connect the new infrastructure. We encourage you to sign up for free SMS/ email updates regarding your power if you are not already registered.

We typically send SMS/ emails to subscribed customers two weeks before any planned power outage. We also sends cards to customers who are not subscribed although there may be delays with this service.

If you do not already receive free SMS/email updates about your power, you can subscribe via our website, 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 our work from excavation equipment and heavy vehicles. Crews will reduce any disturbance as much as possible.

Thank you

Thank you in advance for your patience during this important work. Our crews and contractors will minimise any disruption as much as possible, however we apologise for any inconvenience you may experience.

Further information

If you have any questions about our work, please contact Kate on 08 7326 2924, or email us at