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Move or remove transmission and communication assets

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Who is this for?

For people wanting to relocate or remove small or large scale Transmission assets (including stay poles to the transmission lines) that may also have Distribution and/or Communication infrastructure.

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How long will it take?

2 business days to respond to your application.

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How much will it cost?

$3,500 + GST enquiry fee

Costs can vary depending on the extent of the relocation work required. Western Power can complete a cost estimate specific to your requirements following receipt of your Relocation Enquiry and payment of the Relocation Enquiry Fee ($3,500 + GST). We seek to recover any additional costs on full cost recovery.

We endeavour to replace assets on a 'like-for-like' basis however, wood poles have structural and height limitations so steel poles may be required to meet your requirements. It is not normally possible to re-use assests for relocation works.

A guide to indicative costs to relocate common transmission assets (+/- 50%):

Description Fee
1 x wood transmission pole $115,000
1 x single circuit steel transmission pole $560,000
Undergrounding 500m of overhead 66kV/132kV transmission line $3,880,000

What to include with your application

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Design drawings

The drawings must be geospatially correct by incorporation of Map Grid of Australia MGA94 grid system. Other design drawing requirements are in Appendix 4 of the Underground Distribution Schemes Manual.

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Customer consent

If you're acting on behalf of someone else, you'll need to provide consent that you're acting as their consultant.

Ready to move or remove transmission and communication assets?

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