Milestone in TransGrid’s Orange substation

A milestone in the rebuild of TransGrid's Orange substation will be reached on Monday 9 November with the delivery of a new building.

The building is expected to be delivered to site on the afternoon of Sunday 8 November with the installation scheduled for Monday 9 November.



During this time, there will be traffic management measures in place and traffic will be affected with road closures along March and William Streets from 6:00am Monday 9 November.

"We advise members of the community to avoid the area and use traffic detours in place during the building's installation," TransGrid's Community Engagement Manager, Paul Johnson said.  

Weighing in at 180 tonne and measuring 30 metres in length, the building will arrive by a 17 axle truck from Adelaide on Sunday 8 November afternoon. The transport and delivery of the building will be featured on Channel 7's Outback Truckers.



"Work at the substation site has been progressing well to date and we are excited to see the project reach an important milestone on Monday," Community Engagement Manager, Paul Johnson said.

"We thank the community for their understanding and cooperation during the rebuild of our Orange substation," Mr Johnson added.

Built in 1955, the substation is currently undergoing major work to replace high voltage electrical equipment to ensure current levels of electricity reliability in the Central West are maintained into the future. The new modular building will be painted grey to minimise visual impact. 

For more information on the rebuild of TransGrid's Orange Substation please click here or contact TransGrid's toll-free hotline on 1800 222 537.​