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The benefits of private design and construction became obvious immediately. Costs were reduced by over 30 percent and the time taken to design and install electricity and street lighting was cut by about 10 weeks.
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Robin Russell & Associates.
Queensland based consulting electrical engineer, established
in 1985.

Specialising in subdivision electrical services.

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abn. 78 010 589 661
rpeq. 1546 (Robin Russell)
204/6 Babarra St
Stafford QLD 4053
p. (07) 3872-5555
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contact us

abn. 78 010 589 661
rpeq. 1546 (Robin Russell)
204/6 Babarra St
Stafford QLD 4053
p. (07) 3872-5555
f. (07) 3872-5566
e. rr@robrus.com.au

Robin Russell

Since 1985, he has been Principal of Robin Russell & Associates Pty Ltd, specializing in the design and construction administration of electricity reticulation and street lighting in subdivisions.

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Robin is a chartered
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professional experience in Brisbane City Council & the
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subdivision developers' news

Position Vacant: Contracts Officer Required Friday, 23 June 2017

RRA is looking for a new Contracts Officer - preferably someone with a technical background in the electricity industry. ... see more

Great Advice re Solar, Batteries, Gas or Electric, etc. Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Ergon Energy has published an excellent summary of electricity options available to developers, builders and householders. It is a "must" for anyone planning to install or upgrade their home electricity installation. ... see more

Long Delay for New Street Lights in Brisbane & Ipswich Friday, 7 April 2017

A premature fixation with LED street lights by Brisbane and Ipswich City Councils will result in delays of three months or more for installation of street lights in new estates. ... see more

Telstra Cabling Delays Reflecting Unfairly on Developers Friday, 2 December 2016

We have learned of several incidents recently when Telstra's Call Centre has told new land owners that the delay in providing telephone services was the fault of the Developer. These statements were patently false. Here's why: ... see more

Ergon Unveils New Tool for Developers Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Ergon Energy has unveiled a brilliant new tool to give developers an indication of whether Ergon's network has spare capacity in the area of a proposed development. ... see more

ENA Report on EMF Quells Powerline Fears Monday, 23 May 2016

The Energy Networks Association, Australia's peak energy body, has published a report: Electric & Magnetic Fields - What We Know. It puts to rest the ill-founded fears of health risks from overhead power lines. ... see more

Telstra Charging $913/lot for New Subdivisions Friday, 19 February 2016

Telstra is now charging $913 GST-Incl. per lot for installation of copper wires in new subdivisions. This contrasts with $600 per lot being charged by NBN for fibre. Telstra also refuses to account for the cost. It is just a figure provided by Telstra that cannot be questioned. Why the high cost for copper, which should cost less than fibre? Someone is making a big profit, at the expense of land purchasers. The ACCC should investigate. ... see more

Energex & Ergon Fees Rise Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Energex & Ergon subdivision fees were increased on 1 July 2015, as the result of the latest AER determination. Some small subdivisions in Ergon's area may not now be profitable. ... see more

Telstra's New Development Policy: 1/7/15 Monday, 6 July 2015

Telstra has now joined NBN Co in adopting a new development policy, under which developers will pay for Telstra's copper wires. ... see more

RRA Now Offers a "Low Rate" Alternative Thursday, 25 June 2015

To meet competition from "design only" competitors, and to allow fee comparisons on a like for like basis, RRA will now offer a low rate alternative service, which will cut standard fees by 25 percent. ... see more

NBN Backhaul Charge to Commence 1/7/15 Thursday, 2 April 2015

NBN Co now charges a fixed fee of $600 per lot for fibre installation. They have now confirmed that they will commence charging for backhaul also, from 1 July 2015. Please read our further advice. ... see more

Update on NBN Changes Friday, 27 February 2015

The latest news is that the $600/lot charge will apply to new Agreements from 1 March 2015, but the backhaul charge has been deferred until 1 July 2015. ... see more

Developers To Pay For NBN Friday, 12 December 2014

The Government has announced a wide-ranging new policy for telecommunications in new developments. From 1 March 2015, developers will pay $600 or more per lot for NBN fibre. But there's much more. ... see more