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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

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

Electricity

Energex's Area

Energex's Subdivision Guidelines for Developers - Form 8051 can be downloaded from their web site.

On being engaged, we request Energex's design parameters and obtain full details from associated consultants (civil engineer and surveyor). We then prepare the electrical/street lighting design and submit it for council approval. When that approval has been received, we send the approved design to Energex. (Energex approval is not required, because RRA is "A"-rated by Energex, so our designs are self-certified.)

Energex responds with an Agreement offer to the developer. The essence of this Agreement is that Energex agrees to accept the proposed installation if the developer pays certain charges and ensures that the installation complies fully with Energex's specifications. When the developer signs the Agreement, lodges the required bond and pays Energex's fees, Energex issues a Certificate for Electricity Supply. This must be lodged with Council in order to get the subdivision plan sealed.

Energex no longer supplies transformers and cables free of charge, so approved materials can be sourced anywhere. At present, the cheapest source of other materials is Energex's own store. So we prepare detailed materials lists and obtain Energex's quotation to supply these. An Energex-accredited contractor must be engaged to construct the installation. There are about 12 contractors presently operating, ranging from large, experienced contractors to small, two-man crews. We work with most of these contractors. Their work is generally of a high standard.

Our normal process is to call tenders from three contractors, whom we think could get the job done on time and from whom we expect to obtain the best prices.During construction, we provide full Contract Superintendent services, according to AS 4000:1997, on which our specifications are based.On completion, the contractor hands the installation over to Energex. When they are satisfied that the installation complies with their specifications, they issue their Certificate of Acceptance and release the developer's bond.

Energex's Area

Typically, 20 weeks, give or take a little, depending on the complexity of the job. This time is comprised as follows:

RRA design: 4 weeks
Council approval: 3 weeks
Energex processes: 8 weeks
Construction: 5 weeks
Total: 20 weeks

A Certificate for Electricity Supply (to enable sealing of plans by Council) can usually be obtained by the end of week 12 after the bond has been lodged with Energex. Final acceptance of the new installation by Energex usually takes a further 8-10 weeks; the bond is released about 4 weeks later.