Wed 29 Jul 2015

Powercor/Citipower Update – Technical Standard GA211 Distribution Construction Standard Underground Trenching:

CCF Victoria recently attended an information session on Powercor’s revised Technical Standard GA211 Distribution Construction Standard Underground Trenching that is scheduled for implementation on 1 August, 2015.

Several concerns were raised on the day mainly due to the Standard as is currently written, contradicts and often ignores government policies.

Subsequent to this meeting, Association of Land Development Engineers (ALDE), Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) and CCF have jointly requested that the revised standard is further reviewed so that the government policy and industry accepted standards are adequately catered for. The review needs to take into account the practical implementation of any changes and the framework we currently operate in. We are jointly committed to working with Powercor to achieve mutually agreed, workable and affordable standard.

If you have any views on this matter please contact CCF Water Industry Liaison Officer, Tony Kukuruzovic on (03) 9822 0900.