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Notification of works

Reliability improvement works in Robe

Beacon Hill Road, Evans Cave Road, Morphett Street, Sturt Street, Backler Street, Lake Road, Robe.

April – September 2024

What we’re doing

We are undertaking a project to improve the reliability of the power supply in the township of Robe. This includes the replacement of 1.3 kilometres of high-voltage overhead powerline, along with 23 Stobie poles and overhead equipment at 50 current Stobie pole locations. The upgrades are required due to coastal corrosion of the local network.

Robe works indicative map of work area

Picture: The map gives an indication of the area impacted.

How this affects you

Civil works are scheduled to commence in late April and are expected to finish by the end of May. This work involves installing new Stobie pole foundations beneath existing power lines and preparing for underground cables for a road crossing at 2 Sturt Street Robe.

Following the civil works, overhead powerline and Stobie pole installations are set to begin in June, with completion anticipated by the end of August. We aim to complete all work by September this year.

To ensure the safety of both our workers and the community, we will implement traffic management measures. Access to businesses will be maintained using road plates and stop/go traffic management. Speed restrictions and parking limitations will also be in the place near our work sites.

As part of the project, some private electricity connections may require alterations. There will be no cost to customers for this work and you will be notified in advance if your property is affected.

The majority of the work will be conducted during daylight hours, with the possibility of some weekend work. We will inform you in advance if there is any night works. Work won't be conducted every day during this period and project timeframes may change due to unforeseen issues.


We will have generation in place in August over two days at 1 Evans Road, Robe to minimise power outages. During its operation, soundproofing measures will be in place, however there may still be some noise disturbance.

Location of generator to be used at 1 Evans Cave Road during Robe works

Picture: Location of a generator to be placed at 1 Evans Cave Robe during some of the works  (intersection of Robe Street and Douglas Dawson Track).

Power outages

Customers will experience power outages during some of this work, as we cannot provide generation to prevent all outages. We will send SMS/ emails to subscribed customers typically two weeks before the planned outage. We post cards to non-subscribed 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 to sign up. 

You need the National Meter Identifier (NMI) from your electricity bill to subscribe.


There will be dust, vibration and noise from our work, the generator, and the operation of heavy machinery and vehicles such as cranes, however our crews will minimise these disruptions as much as possible.

Thank you

We apologise for any inconvenience you may experience and thank you in advance for your patience during this important work.

Further information

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