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Move or remove high and low voltage cables

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Who is this for?

For people wanting to move or permanently remove a distribution cable.

*This is for distribution assets only, if your request also includes transmission and/or communication infrastructure (this includes stay poles to transmission lines), use Move or remove transmission and communication assets.

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How long will it take?

3 months to provide you with a technical assessment

7-9 months to provide you with a design and quote, depending on the complexity of your project

3 months to construct, upon payment of quote and confirmation your site is ready

Timeframes indicative only and subject to change based on demand.

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How much will it cost?

We'll provide a quote after we complete the scoping and design of your project.

Application fee

Application fee (plus 0.59% credit card surcharge) $497.42


Design fee

Project complexity Fee
Standard $1,320
Detailed $3,300
Complex $6,600

* While the design fee is GST inclusive, the GST exclusive amount will be deducted from the access offer if proceeding, i.e. GST is not refunded


Other fees

Description Fee
Construction costs We will provide a quote
Cancellation fee $550

The cost of an electricity supply is dependent on how much power you require. In most cases, the cost will be based on what we call the Distribution Low Voltage Connection Scheme.

Application process

You’ve applied

We’ll contact you to discuss your application.

You’ll receive a scope

After our technical assessment we’ll confirm the scope of works with you.

You’ll receive design fee invoice

Once payment is received, we will design the project to your needs.

You’ll receive a quote for the delivery of the works

After the acceptance and payment is received, we’ll schedule the works for delivery. Schedules are dependent on your location and the complexity of our work.

Let us know how we went

Your feedback is importance to help ensure we’re meeting your needs and expectations.

What to include with your application

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A site plan

Provides us with an understanding of your work site, the location of existing and new assets and help us to design your product. It will need to include:

  • Your property
  • Neighbouring properties
  • The location of the supply point

Site plan for moving or removing high or low voltage cables

For a site plan to be accepted, it must clearly show:

  • the proposed pillar location in a visible colour on the site plan
  • the street name on which the property borders
  • the full address of the property
  • the nearest intersection (for rural properties it helps to locate the site)


Sometimes an easement will be required if the cable will be running through private property - we'll let you know if this is the case.

Your cables need to be installed within 0-500mm alignment from the property boundary.

The minimum depth is 850mm, or 1200mm if in private property,

Cables out of alignment need physical protection installed.

Example site plan

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Ready to move or remove high and low voltage cables?

Once you’ve gotten the above, you are ready to apply.