Endeavour Energy has begun a $15million power upgrade to Sydney’s Marsden Park Industrial Precinct, which includes the installation of a new 6.6km underground transmission line.

The transmission line will run between the Schofields and South Marsden Park Zone Substations and the project will underpin the power needed to support up to 10,000 new jobs in the Marsden Park Industrial Precinct and house 3,500 people in surrounding residential areas.

Endeavour Energy’s General Manager Network Development Ty Christopher said the project will help provide a safe and reliable electricity supply to what he calls one of the fastest growing areas in Australia.

“Once completed this project will power the Marsden Park Industrial Precinct and surrounding areas for years to come,” Mr Christopher said.

Mr Christopher said the local community had made a significant contribution to the design of the upgrade.

“I would like to thank the local community and Blacktown City Council for their input into this important project.

“By working closely with the community in developing our plans, we were able to identify efficiencies allowing the new transmission line to be placed underground along its entire route,” Mr Christopher said.

Endeavour Energy and its contractors plan to work with local residents to minimise the impact of works to complete the upgrade.

“We will be trenching within Schofields Road, Veron Road, Grange Avenue, Richmond Road and Hollinsworth Road to install the transmission cable,” Mr Christopher said.

“Work will be undertaken between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday and written notifications will be provided to residents when we are working near their homes.”

Weather permitting, the upgrade is expected to be completed in 2017.

Jessica Dickers is an experienced journalist, editor and content creator who is currently the Editor of Utility’s sister publication, Infrastructure. With a strong writing background, Jessica has experience in journalism, editing, print production, content marketing, event program creation, PR and editorial management. Her favourite part of her role as editor is collaborating with the sector to put together the best industry-leading content for the audience.

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