Eastern CBD cable project

Project Overview

Ausgrid is planning to retire our City East substation as it is reaching the end of its serviceable life. To maintain a safe and reliable electricity supply to the CBD and surrounding suburbs, the electricity it supplies needs to be transferred to our Belmore Park substation in the southern CBD. This requires the installation of new underground 11,000 volt cables.

The project is currently in the final planning stages. A proposed route for the new 11,000 volt underground cables has been identified along sections of Wentworth Avenue, College Street and Macquarie Street in Sydney's CBD. A map of the proposedr oute can be viewed in the project gallery section on the right.
Ausgrid will be undertaking a program of groung investigations beginning mid-August and continuing for six to eight weeks. This will involve ground scanning and potholing along the proposed cable route.
Please see the most up to date work schedule on the right.

For more information about the projcet visist www.ausgrid.com.au/easterncbd. To speak to a community engagement team member, contact Ausgrid on 1800 604 765 or email majorprojects@ausgrid.com.au.