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Street lighting connections focus on the provision of lighting in road reserves, which includes poles, brackets, lanterns, wiring, control gear, and watchman lighting. Street lighting connections excludes the lighting of freeways.


The lighting of streets and roads must use standard AusNet Services equipment or alternative equipment approved by us – where:

  • Lighting of main roads may be undertaken by the customer as Turnkey Projects
  • Lighting of minor roads in URD estates are generally included within the subdivision development project works
  • The provision of watchman security lighting using standard AusNet Services equipment

Customer contributions for street lighting are:

  • Payment of 100% of the total cost of the works
  • For watchman lighting, the customer is required to pay an up-front fixed price to cover the labour costs of installation and removal of the lighting equipment

Turnkey projects

A turnkey project is one where the customer or developer requiring the availability of new or additional supply undertakes both the design and construction of distribution assets that will be gifted to AusNet Services after commissioning.

Design and Construction Contractors are required to be accredited by AusNet Services as being competent to undertake the works, and the design and construction of the works shall meet AusNet Services minimum technical and safety standards.

The ownership and responsibility for the assets resides with AusNet Services after handover. AusNet Services may bid to win the contract to undertake any or all of the design and construction works.


Dual occupancy

Dual occupancy is focused on one or more parcels of land with access from existing roads; or common property with multiple dwellings supplied via servicing from the existing low voltage mains (includes battleaxe and multiple occupancy type subdivisions), or the redevelopment of commercial premises into multiple residential dwellings.


Supply is made available to the new dwellings via a low voltage service pit on a common property boundary or from a service pillar or distribution cabinet (if three or more dwellings) located on common property within the development.

The Developer is required to provide the Service Pillar or Distribution Cabinet, if required. The supply point(s) shall meet the requirements of the Service and Installation Rules.


Customer contributions for dual occupancy connections are:

  • the Developer is required to pay a one-off Project Fee for each development proposal
  • the Developer is required to pay the schedule Network Contribution on a per dwelling basis
  • for service pits, if the Developer requires the pit to be located other than on a common property boundary the Developer pays for Sole Use
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