Following consultation with the Cooma Monaro Shire Council and the local community, TransGrid has released a Landscape Plan for the new Cooma Substation.
The Landscape Plan details the location of where the additional planting
and painting work will occur to assist in mitigating the visual aspect
of the substation.
TransGrid’s Community Engagement Manager, Paul Johnson said: “Weather
permitting, we expect the additional 55 ever green trees to be planted
and painting of the boundary fence on two sides to be completed by the
end of July.”
The additional planting will complement the existing 90 semi mature
trees and 120 tube stock which have been planted by TransGrid on the
northern and southern sides of the site.
Due to location of major power line connections, which require clear
access for operational and maintenance purposes and the presence of
threatened Themeda grasslands on the western end of the site, screening
is not feasible in this area.
“Work at the site is progressing well with the major construction work
set to be completed by September 2015 and the substation is expected to
be placed into service progressively from October 2015.”
“The Cooma Substation Rebuild Project is a major investment in the safe
and reliable supply of electricity to the region and Far South Coast.”
“We would like to thank local residents and Cooma Monaro Shire Council
for the feedback they have provided and cooperation during the rebuild
of the substation,” Mr Johnson added.
For a copy of the Cooma Substation Landscape Plan and further information, please click here.