Richmond Network Upgrade Project

As Richmond's energy demand grows, we're working hard to upgrade our network to keep electricity supplies reliable for everyone.

The Richmond Network Upgrade Project is building more capacity in the electricity network to allow Richmond to continue to develop its residential, retail and commercial areas. While we work to connect new commercial developments, we are taking the opportunity to also expand the capacity of the network. This upgrade will help us continue delivering electricity with 99.99% reliability. Our crews will commence works at two main sites from late 2020 and we expect the project to be complete by early 2021.

The project

We are installing approximately 2 kilometres of new underground cables with the capacity to meet current and future electricity demand in Richmond and the surrounding area. The construction works will be conducted at two sites in Richmond.

Site 1

On sections of  Church Street, Cameron Street, Bank Street, Highett Street and Bromham Place.

Work will start from CitiPower’s Zone Substation on the corner of Tweedie Place and Bromham Place in Richmond. Trenching and boring will  be conducted on Cameron Street, Bank Street, Highett Street and Bromham Place. Works will terminate at 242 Church Street where we will upgrade existing electrical assets.

Site 2

On sections of Adelaide Street, Chestnut Street, Church Street, Green Street, Oddy’s Lane and William Street (see map below).

Work will start from CitiPower’s Richmond Zone Substation on Oddy’s Lane in Cremorne. Trenching and boring will then be conducted, progressing north on Green Street towards Church Street. Works will terminate on the corner of Church Street and Shamrock Street.

Map of the site 2 alignment for the network upgrade

We’re working closely with customers to minimise the impact of this upgrade.

This construction project will generate some disruption to traffic, parking and public transport. We will be working closely with residents and businesses to minimise the impact. Working steadily along the cable route, any disruptions or changes to traffic will be in place for only a few days at a time. Traffic controllers and signage will be available to help motorists, pedestrians and cyclists remain safe in changed road conditions.

We expect the majority of our work to take place during the day, but there may be some instances where we must complete night works.

We are committed to keeping you informed. We will notify residents and businesses affected by each stage of works before we begin. This includes notification about any night works.