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Taringa Substation


									                                                                                                                                                            Taringa Substation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          March 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Todd Street
  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
  Activity                                                                                                     Schedule
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       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
                                                                                                                                                            electricity demand.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       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.
 Contact ENERGEX
                                                                                                                                                            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                                                                                                                    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
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                                                                                                                                                            In order to meet future summer peak              equipment.                                of the buildings will vary in design and
 Follow us on Twitter                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                                                                                                              this work?
                                                                                                                                              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.

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