17 July 2012
Energex has commenced a major multi-stage upgrade of the South Brisbane electricity network, boosting power supplies to homes and businesses in the area.
The project will include the installation of new underground power cables to secure a safe and reliable power supply to customers including the new Queensland Children’s Hospital.
The first stage of the project has commenced, with crews working to install new underground power cables along Stanley Street, Raymond Terrace, Graham Street and Annerley Road to the hospital site.
The second stage of the project will see the installation of new underground power cables along Linton Street, Main Street, Vulture Street and Graham Street. Work on this stage of the project will begin later this year.
Energex Asset Manager Russell Cross thanked residents, business and motorists for their patience during the upgrades.
"Energex is committed to providing all areas of South East Queensland with a safe and reliable electricity supply, and this is particularly important for major community services such as the new children’s hospital," he said.
"This development is occurring in a very busy part of Woolloongabba and South Brisbane and, while Energex crews will do all they can to minimise disruptions, we thank residents, businesses and motorists for their patience as this important electricity upgrade occurs.
"Once the project is complete the area will benefit from a more robust and reliable electricity supply that will meet the growing power needs of both residents and businesses now and into the future."
This project is part of a five-year capital expenditure program being undertaken by Energex to upgrade the South East Queensland electricity network.
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