transmission line (Line 96H) was first commissioned in 1966 and stretches
approximately 80km between TransGrid’s Coffs Harbour and Koolkhan
condition assessment of the line identified that the existing wooden poles
would need to be replaced to ensure the ongoing safety and reliability of the network.
is proposed that the twin wooden pole structures and steel cross arms would be
replaced with new single concrete pole structure and new cross arm.
The project also involves installation of optical ground wire (OPGW) along
the existing length of the transmission line. This cable performs the
conventional task of providing the electrical ground wire of the network whilst
the optical fibres within the cable create an independent telecommunications
system. All this work relates only to existing transmission lines.
We are still working on the early stages of the planning process and site access requirements for this work.
It is anticipated that construction works will begin early 2016 and be completed by December 2017.
You can contact our Community Engagement team on 1800 222 537 or firstname.lastname@example.org.