Restart NSW will provide more than $1.2 million to MidCoast Council to remove overhead power lines and install underground power between the Whitbread Industrial Estate and the Manning River.
The Restart NSW grant of $1,219,900 is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to supporting economic growth and productivity in rural and regional NSW.
“By converting to underground wiring, there will be improved reliability, safety, capacity and vehicle access,” said Council’s Executive Manager Transport and Engineering, Peter Gesling.
“It will also allow the transport of over-height loads out of the estate.”
“This is an important step to promote economic growth and increased productivity for businesses based there.”
The works will involve part of Whitbread Industrial Estate, between Elizabeth Avenue and River Street, Taree, including Whitbread Street, Macquarie Street, Wynter Street and Florence Street.
Work is expected to start early October and finish late December, weather permitting.
Part-road closures and local detours will be in place. Please follow signs and directions from traffic controllers.
Council contractors are working with businesses in the industrial estate to minimise the impact of power outages.