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Underground Cabling: The Reasons, The Map

February 28th, 2006 at 03:59pm

You may recall my recent series of articles and photos of the underground cabling work being undertaken in my area by UEA (here, here & here).

On a recent walk with Nattie I uncovered the path of this underground cabling, and confirmed my theory that it may be electrical cabling, which I theorised when I saw ActewAGL looking at various sections of the route.

Anyway, the underground cabling is a new electricity feed to a new transformer in a new building in Civic. The cable runs from the Mount Ainslie substation (location is no secret, it’s marked on the UBD printed maps), along a bit of the nature reserve, down the side of and under a couple streets in Ainslie, along the Mount Ainslie side of Limestone Avenue, under Limestone Avenue, down one side of Allambee Street and the under the road at the corner end, along the side of Currong Street, under Currong Street, Along Boolee Street, under Kograh Lane, continuing along Boolee Street, under Ballumbir Street, under Glebe Park, under Bunda Street and finally at its destination.

A map of this follows.
Map of the Underground Cabling

So why am I telling you this? Quite simply because the whole process has interested me, and I am happy to finally know what it is all for. The work is by no means finished, and the intersection of Boolee Street and Kograh Lane remains closed for a few more days until the finish whatever they are doing there, one can only assume that this is a major part of the job, perhaps the location where the cable is being monitored from. None the less, with the building nearing completion, the electricity supply will be more than welcome, and I must say that the work appears to have been highly professional and well organised.

You could say that it is bring “power to the (office) people”…or maybe not.


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  • 1. John B1_B5  |  February 28th, 2006 at 11:59 pm

    Just as a matter of interest – Wanniassa has Underground Power, whereas Kambah doesn’t !

  • 2. Chuck Berry  |  March 1st, 2006 at 1:22 am

    Thankyou for keeping us up to date with the cable laying Samuel. More power to you.

  • 3. Samuel  |  March 1st, 2006 at 1:31 am

    It’s my pleasure Chuck, and I’m happy with my 240 volts of alternating current!

  • 4. heatseeker  |  March 1st, 2006 at 8:36 am

    That’s some classic cable laying … thanks for keeping us updated!

  • 5. Goat Boy  |  March 1st, 2006 at 9:54 pm

    Osama asked me to convey his thanks for passing on the details of this critical piece of Canberra infrastructure.

  • 6. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  March 1st, 2006 at 10:12 pm

    Goatboy Perhaps Osama will spare us now we are supporters of Sam………..universal provider.

    Goatboy? what’s with the name?.

  • 7. Samuel  |  March 1st, 2006 at 10:46 pm

    I think you’ll find that cables are documented, the Dial Before You Dig service supply details to people doing constructions so that they don’t cut any cables. Accidents still occur though.

  • 8. heatseeker  |  March 2nd, 2006 at 4:45 pm

    Actually, if Osama wanted to hit the power grid, his agents would only have to dig where the signs say “dial before you dig” … maybe ASIO could thwart this campaign with a heap of “whatever you do, don’t dig here” signs placed at random places of no import, and booby traps could be rigged so big rocks could drop on the heads of anyone digging at these nonsensical locations – everyone would be a winner, and a truck could collect the wannabe terrorists each day from under the big rocks.

    Those cables have actually been laid in response to the increased traffic to Samuel’s site.

  • 9. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  March 2nd, 2006 at 6:36 pm

    I knew it i figured the popularity of Samuels’ site will lead to an increase in cables being laid,


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