Current Projects

Glenorchy

Large programme of work for network improvements on the feeder that runs from Queenstown Zone Substation, to the end of the line that supplies Fern Hill, Bob’s Cove, Glenorchy, Paradise, Kinloch, and Greenstone.

Location

This work is taking place on the line that supplies Fern Hill, Bob’s Cove, Glenorchy, Paradise, Kinloch, and Greenstone.

What is the project?

We are partway through a major programme of much needed network investment. As part of this, we have a large programme of work for network improvements on the feeder that runs from Queenstown Zone Substation, to the end of the line that supplies Fern Hill, Bob’s Cove, Glenorchy, Paradise, Kinloch, and Greenstone. By bundling this work together, we can reduce costs and the number of planned outages for customers.

West Coast contractors ElectroNet are undertaking this work on our behalf. Works began in November 2021, and are scheduled to be completed by May 2022. This work includes:

  • Replacement of 110 power poles
  • Replacement of 25 cross arms
  • Realignment of power lines (out of the swamp area) in Mid Rivers (approx. 2.3km)
  • A rebuild of the network across Dart River crossing (approx. 2.5km)
  • A rebuild of the network through Lake Diamond and onto Paradise (approx. 1.5km)
  • Two new 11kV air brake switches (used for isolating or switching the network)


April road closures 

In April, we will be replacing 3 power poles and 5 crossarms along the Queenstown-Glenorchy Road. Due to the narrow road, temporary road closures will be required on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 April around the Twelve Mile Delta. From 9am – 3pm, the road will re-open on the hour, every hour, to allow traffic to pass.

Understandably, the more the work has to stop, the longer it will take and impact more days so we’re aiming to reduce the impact as much as possible. Site preparations will be underway on the Tuesday, and the main works will be completed on the Wednesday. Please plan your travel as best you can and prepare for delays. Traffic management will be in place for the duration, and emergency services will have access at all times.

Thank you

We thank the local community for their understanding as we carry out this improvement work and apologise in advance for any inconvenience and disruption that may be caused. 

More information and feedback

We welcome your feedback. For more information, please contact us at 0800 22 00 05 or send an enquiry at www.auroraenergy.co.nz/contact/send-enquiry/