Taringa Substation redevelopment timeframe
About ENERGEX: ENERGEX is
The following table shows the anticipated timeframe for the project a Government Owned Corporation
responsible for operating and
maintaining an electricity distribution
network spanning more than 25,000
Consultation with adjoining landowners prior to lodgement of Development Application late February 2010
square kilometres, to deliver a safe and
reliable electricity supply to South East
Lodgement of Development Application with Brisbane City Council March 2010
Consultation with wider community March 2010
Development Application available online March 2010
Council request for more information period * April 2010
Council decision on Development Application late 2010
* All feedback and submissions made to ENERGEX during the consultation period will be collated into a report for submission to
Brisbane City Council.
Dopson Street Left: Proposed
Have your say layout of the three
buildings on site.
ENERGEX is required to make the proposed design available for public comment as part of the formal approval process. We will
actively seek community comment and feedback about the proposal and will take this into consideration as we develop our designs. Improving our service to the reduce noise from the substation and What does the redevelopment
Taringa community improve overall amenity, ENERGEX involve?
ENERGEX has written to all landowners whose properties adjoin the site requesting a personal meeting to discuss our proposal and
proposes to upgrade the existing The substation redevelopment involves:
obtain their feedback and comments. In the past 10 years household demand
substation. • demolition of the existing house on site
for electricity in South East Queensland
Residents of Todd, Dopson and Ruskin Streets whose properties do not adjoin the site, but are in the vicinity of the substation, are • construction of two new buildings to
has almost doubled due to lifestyle As part of the proposed upgrade,
invited to contact ENERGEX on 1300 762 213 if they would like to arrange a meeting with the project team. house new and existing equipment
changes, primarily the increased use electrical equipment will be enclosed in
All other interested community members or stakeholder groups are invited to call, email or write to us to obtain more information about of air conditioning. This, together with three house-sized buildings designed to • landscaping and revegetation.
the project, or to provide comments and feedback. population and economic growth, will blend with the facility’s suburban setting.
continue to drive significant increases in About the new buildings
When the project is finished, there will be
ENERGEX’s existing Taringa Substation What are the benefits of the three buildings on site, including the two
and some of the feeders from the redevelopment? new, architecturally-designed buildings.
substation are very close to capacity. In • Improved reliability of supply from These buildings will house ENERGEX’s
To discuss the Taringa Substation redevelopment or provide feedback to the project team, please contact us on the telephone addition, electrical equipment currently placing equipment within buildings equipment, making it less vulnerable to
number or email below and quote the Proposed Taringa Substation Upgrade reference number C0062273. housed outdoors is vulnerable to and protecting it from weather and the impacts of weather and damage.
disruption caused by vegetation and damage.
Phone 1300 762 213 By enclosing the equipment in three
wildlife, which can result in a total
• Reduced operational noise from separate structures, ENERGEX is able
Email email@example.com loss of supply to Taringa and St Lucia
the substation through improved to keep each building to a look and scale
Substations. technology and enclosing the that fits with surrounding houses. Each
In order to meet future summer peak equipment. of the buildings will vary in design and
Follow us on Twitter twitter.com/energex periods, prevent disruptions to supply • Enhanced visual amenity from appearance, and different landscaping
in the Taringa and St Lucia areas, landscaping and revegetation. treatments will be used to give each
building its own character.
Improving visual amenity Todd Street View
To improve visual amenity of the new Taringa Substation, ENERGEX has commissioned landscape architects, Urbis, to develop Before substation redevelopment
a detailed landscape and revegetation plan for the site. This plan will make use of drought-hardy native plants that are visually
attractive and suitable for local soil and climate conditions.
Where possible, the existing significant local landscape trees (including the tallowwood and mango trees) will be retained.
Revegetation will include new planting to provide attractive screening that blends in with the suburban surroundings.
Todd Street frontage
On the Todd Street site frontage, there are several trees that will be removed, most of which are Chinese Elms (Celtis sinensis), a
Council listed weed species that is agressively competing with the landscaped trees on site.
Dopson Street frontage
On the Dopson Street site frontage, the existing Bribie Island Pines will be removed due to their poor structural integrity. They will be
replaced with native tree species appropriate for the area.
Dopson Street View
Before substation redevelopment
After substation redevelopment
After substation redevelopment
Improving our service to you When does ENERGEX propose to complete
The Taringa Substation redevelopment fits within EN-
ERGEX’s strategic plan to improve reliability of electricity Under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, ENERGEX must
supply in the inner western suburbs of Brisbane, which also obtain approval for the proposed upgrade from Brisbane
includes the St Lucia to Tennyson Project. This project, due City Council.
for completion in December 2010, involves constructing two
extra feeders from the Tennyson Bulk Supply Substation to As part of the approval process, ENERGEX will make
the existing St Lucia Zone Substation. the proposed design available for public comment and
will actively seek community comment and feedback.
Currently, the St Lucia Zone Substation is only supplied from All comments and feedback received will be considered
Taringa. When the St Lucia to Tennyson Project is complete, during development of the final design for the upgrade.
this substation will be supplied by two feeders from Tennyson
and only one feeder from Taringa. This will ensure ongoing If Council approval for the upgrade is granted, ENERGEX
reliability of electricity supply for local residents. proposes to begin construction in early 2011.