NSW Government backs major TransGrid project for Sydney


The NSW Government has today announced that TransGrid’s Powering Sydney’s Future project is among the first major infrastructure projects to be assessed for its fast track process.

Executive Manager Works Delivery Michael Gatt welcomed the state government’s support for the project which will ensure safe, reliable and affordable electricity supply for more than 500,000 people living and working in Sydney’s CBD and surrounding areas.

“TransGrid is providing security of supply to power the nation’s largest economy now and into the future,” said Mr Gatt.

“Sydney’s peak electricity demand has escalated since 2014 and is expected to continue to grow and TransGrid will meet that need with Powering Sydney’s Future,” said Mr Gatt.

The project, approved by the Australian Energy Regulator, will provide 140 jobs. TransGrid will install a new 20 kilometre 330kV underground circuit from Potts Hill to Alexandria and upgrade substations at Potts Hill, Alexandria and Picnic Point.

Preliminary works have been underway since March, with construction due to commence in July, 2020.

For more information about the project, visit: http://www.transgrid.com.au/psf

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