Hume Dam pole replacement works

In November 2023 we replaced two 66kV overhead power poles and lines on the island below the Hume Dam Spillway.

The complex operation involved:

  • 48 people across four days
  • preparing the worksite, including removing the original power poles
  • using helicopters to lift equipment and the new poles from the mainland onto the island
  • replacing the power poles from the air
  • disassembling the worksite and ensuring vegetation on the island was left undisturbed.

As a major tourist hotspot on the Victoria/NSW border, we completed these works without interrupting power supply to nearby homes and businesses. We also had local traffic management in place to guide people safely through the area, and round-the-clock security services to keep the site and our people safe.

To ensure the works were carried out as smoothly and safely as possible, we closed the following areas for the week:

  • walking track along the dam wall
  • river access through the works area
  • boat ramp and carpark.

We also had a Heritage Advisor on site during the works.

Check out our video showing the scale and sheer precision of the works.