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Ausgrid Replaces Nelson Bay Road Powerline

Overhead powerline crews have begun work to replace timber poles along Nelson Bay Road in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia.

Specialist crews will spend about two weeks installing 27 new concrete poles along existing access tracks between to help boost power supply to about 20,000 homes and businesses in Nelson Bay.

Ausgrid’s Executive Manager Operations Lower Hunter, John Hardwick, said the power poles would carry new 33 V and 11 V wires to help link Tomaree zone substation in Nelson Bay with a major supply point in Tomago.

“These powerlines will replace aging equipment and help keep pace with the growing demand for power across the Port Stephens area,” Mr Hardwick said.

Heavy vehicles including a large pile driver will be on site during the work.

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