Queensland power company Energex has officially opened its new $4.6million depot in Cleveland, QLD, aiming to improve safety in operations.

The 7,000m2 depot is now home to 33 Energex electricians and support staff bringing them together in a purpose-built facility.

Energex Chief Executive Officer Terry Effeney said it would allow crews to operate more effectively in a larger area than they previously had.

“Before our Redland team moved here they ran out of multiple leased properties whereas this new single location allows them to store more equipment, provides additional space to manoeuvre trucks and offers better indoor working areas which ultimately creates a safer and more effective workplace,” Mr Effeney said.

“This is not just important for day-to-day operations while working on the Redland City power network. It also is vital when crews are called out during severe weather and responding to emergency situations around the clock.”

Mr Effeney also said the construction of the new depot was a vote of confidence from Energex in the future of Redland City.

“Of the 12 local government areas in South East Queensland Redland City domestic customers are fifth highest in terms of average household power consumption,” Mr Effeney  said.

“This combined with steady local growth shows that Redland City is, and will continue to be, a busy hub for our Cleveland-based crews.” 

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