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Work starts on $22m vineyard to marsden park upgrade
Jul 19, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Endeavour Energy has started construction of its new $22.4 million Vineyard to Marsden Park power upgrade.
The upgrade is part of Endeavour Energy’s strategy to improve supply to underpin urban development across Sydney’s North West Priority Growth Area. This work includes a new 5.5km 132,000v transmission line from TransGrid’s Vineyard Bulk Supply Point (BSP) to the new Marsden Park Zone Substation (ZS).
The existing electrical network in the Marsden Park area was designed for rural and low density land uses only. Once fully developed, Marsden Park is expected to accommodate up to 10,000 dwellings as well as commercial properties in town centres and employment areas.
To support the development, Endeavour Energy has established Marsden Park ZS, which will be supplied by the new 132,000V transmission line from Vineyard BSP.
Endeavour Energy general manager network services Scott Ryan said the final design of the upgrade was the result of a robust assessment process to achieve the best balance of community, environmental, financial and technical considerations.
“As part of our assessment, we wrote to Blacktown City Council, RMS and Sydney Water as well as residents, businesses and land developers adjoining the route of the upgrade inviting them to comment on our plans,” he said.
“The upgrade will run overhead on steel poles for 1.9km from Vineyard BSP through a new easement on privately owned land north of Park Road. From this point, the transmission line proceeds underground for 3.9km along Park Road and parts of Garfield Road West and Richmond Road to Marsden Park ZS.”
Mr Ryan said Endeavour Energy and its contractors would work with local residents to minimise the impact of the works required to complete the upgrade.
The upgrade will be completed in 2017.