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Taringa Substation redevelopment 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 Queensland. 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 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 8131 04.03.2010 Web energex.com.au/network 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 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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