Continuing our detailed design
We’re continuing to work with the local community to finalise the route for our new circuit (read our update here).
In order to keep the timeframe of the project on track to construct and commission by March 2023, we are progressing our detailed design work - including both route options A and B.
Two of the activities associated with the design of the overhead sections of the circuit are staking and walkovers.
Staking involves placing wooden pegs in the ground where overhead poles could be placed. The staking is followed by a walkover - an opportunity for the design team and other experts to walk along the route and assess the pole placement options.
The team will be staking a number of pole placement options for the team carrying out the walkover to assess. A peg does not necessarily mean that a pole will definitely be placed there.
Staking and walkovers will take place in April and traffic management will be in place to ensure the team can walk the route/s safely.
If you have any questions about these activities you can contact us here.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023The South Waikato National Grid Connection is now on load.View moreProject update
Stringing the lines
Thursday, November 03, 2022We're using helicopters to install lines for the South Waikato National Grid Connection. Road diversions and planned outages will be in place.View moreProject update
Making good progress
Wednesday, September 21, 2022Our contractors have been making good progress on construction of the South Waikato National Grid Connection between Arapuni and Putāruru.View moreProject update
Thursday, May 05, 2022We've been using helicopters to help with the construction of the South Waikato National Grid Connection.View moreProject update
Blessing our mahi
Tuesday, March 15, 2022We recently blessed the start of construction of the South Waikato National Grid Connection.View moreProject update
Thursday, February 03, 2022Construction of our $43m South Waikato National Grid Connection has begun.View moreProject update
Incorporating feedback to finalise the design
Friday, July 02, 2021We're incorporating feedback from the community, council and Iwi to finalise the design of our new circuit.View moreProject update
Finalising the route
Thursday, June 17, 2021We’re working towards finalising the detailed design.View moreProject update
Working with you - route options
Tuesday, December 15, 2020We're working with residents to determine the route that part of the circuit will take.View more