Ausgrid invested a record $8b in its electricity network between 2009-2014. The Energised Alliance assisted Ausgrid complete this major capital works program by delivering Sydney’s next generation of suburban electricity substations and underground cable projects.
As part of the Energised Alliance, RPS delivered community and stakeholder engagement, environmental planning and management and creative services.
RPS team members assisted the alliance manage the design, community and stakeholder engagement, planning approval and delivery of more than 11 major substation projects and seven high voltage underground cable projects.
Our community and stakeholder team was centrally involved from the earliest stages of these projects – helping the project team and technical specialists including designers, engineers and architects to shape the projects to ensure construction footprints and community impacts were minimised.
We were also central to the approval process for the projects delivered by the alliance, developing the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) documentation required for project approval under Part 5 of the NSW Planning Act.