Yass to Burrinjuck Transmission Line Project

The existing Yass to Burrinjuck transmission line (line 970) was first commissioned in 1940 and stretches approximately 38 km between TransGrid’s Yass and Burrinjuck Substations. 

  • Why is TransGrid undertaking this work?

    ​As the oldest TransGrid owned transmission line in the state, the Yass to Burrinjuck transmission line has provided 75 years of service and the increased structural defect rate on the wood pole section indicates that the asset is well passed its serviceable life and requires replacement.

  • What does the project involve?

    A condition assessment of the line identified that the existing wooden poles would need to be replaced. It 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.

  • What work has been undertaken to date?

    In November 2014, TransGrid officers and contractors undertook environmental assessments along the length of the existing transmission line easement.  This allowed us to identify and manage any potential environmental, heritage and ecological requirements.

  • Where to from here?

    Over the next few months, TransGrid officers and contractors will be undertaking preparatory works on properties along the existing line easement.  These works include installing construction and access signs, deliveries to properties of the new concrete poles and other site preparation works along the length of the existing transmission line.

  • How can I get more information?

    ​You can contact our Community Engagement team on 1800 222 537 or community@transgrid.com.au.