The 132kV Yass to Wagga Line Upgrade project was to replace the existing wooden H 132kV structures with new concrete mono pole structures, replace the old 115km Banana conductor with new Lemon conductor.

The activities for the project were to demolish and rebuild the existing power line, to the new standards. To do this we needed to assess the access routes and roads to each structure location, building roads and pads to facilitate the upgrade works. It included stakeholder engagement and liaising with land owners to access their properties.

The terrain from Yass to Wagga Wagga is mountainous and the route included ranges which had to be crossed. This meant building pads and accessing site with large construction plant was difficult at certain locations.

Completed2010
Challenges

Dismantling and removing existing wooden poles and replacing with new concrete monopoles

Landholder engagement

Environmental planning