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Remove or relocate transmission and communication assets

Use this form if you want us to relocate or permanently remove transmission and communication assets.

How long will it take?

We will respond to your enquiry within two business days.

Project timeframes can vary depending on the relocation work required to meet your requirements. As a guide, a simple wood pole relocation could take 6 to 12 months, while a complex underground relocation could take 18 to 24 months. 

What will I need to complete this application?

How much will it cost?

Costs can vary depending on the extent of the relocation work required. Western Power can complete a cost estimate specific to your requirements following receipt of your Relocation Enquiry and payment of the Relocation Enquiry Fee ($3,500 + GST).

We endeavour to replace assets on a 'like-for-like' basis however, wood poles have structural and height limitations so steel poles may be required to meet your requirements. It is not normally possible to re-use assets for relocation works.

A guide to indicative costs to relocate common transmission assets (+/- 50%):

  • 1 x wood transmission pole - $115,000
  • 1 x single circuit steel transmission pole - $560,000
  • undergrounding 500m of overhead 66kV/132kV transmission line - $3,880,000

What more do I need to know?

Read our FAQ about relocating or permanently removing transmission and communication assets

Fees and charges

A relocation enquiry fee ($3,500 + GST) is payable upon receipt of your relocation enquiry form, and we seek to recover any additional costs on full cost recovery.

Remove or relocate transmission and communication assets

Approximate time required to complete application: 10 minutes

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