Seaspray, Longford power works

GIPPSLAND’S electricity provider SP AusNet is undertaking an upgrade of distribution assets to improve the safe and reliable supply of electricity to residents and businesses around Seaspray and Longford.

To be completed by March, the works are part of SP AusNet’s $20 million project to improve powerlines in locations within eastern, central and northern Victoria.

SP AusNet project manager Abe Friedlander said this work was set to improve power supply for about 800 residents in the area.

He said following routine powerline inspections, four power poles and about 20 kilometres of conductors in Seaspray and Longford were identified for replacement.

He said crews had been carrying out that work in the past week, with the remainder of the construction work to be completed during February and March.

“Seaspray and Longford residents may notice increased activity along the Longford – Seaspray Rd as crews complete this work,” he added.

Mr Friedlander said to minimise inconvenience, specialised construction techniques and a generator would be used to complete as much work as possible without needing to turn off the electricity supply to premises.

“Due to the extensive nature of these works, and to enable the works to be completed safely, multiple interruptions to some power supply will likely be required during the construction periods,” Mr Friedlander said.

He said SP AusNet would write to advise customers of impending works that would affect their power supply.

For more information about the project or the power outages, phone SP AusNet’s customer service centre on 1300 360 795.