Essential Energy to undertake major works at Sandy Beach on Sunday 10 December

Essential Energy crew replacing a cross-arm on a power pole, to be carried out as part of major works at Sandy Beach.

ESSENTIAL Energy crews recently commenced significant electricity maintenance work across Sandy Beach ahead of the peak summer period.

With hotter temperatures predicted in the coming months, the electricity network can be placed under pressure as people try to stay cool.

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To help keep the electricity network safe and reliable, crews will be completing the final stage of the maintenance work on Sunday,10 December (conditions permitting).

The maintenance work involves the replacement of approximately 20 power poles, 70 cross-arms along with general maintenance on the overhead electricity network that provides power locally and supports the major powerline between Woolgoolga and Moonee Beach.

Due to the substantial work and large machinery involved, partial road closures will be necessary from approximately 8.30am to 3.00pm, throughout Sandy Beach.

While limited traffic interruptions are expected on Diamond Head Road on Sunday, various side streets including Blackbutt, Mahogany and Turpentine Avenues will be heavily affected.

Professional traffic control will be in place, diverting vehicles and managing traffic flow at key locations, enabling residents and emergency services to pass through.

To minimise the impact on the local community, a large contingent of Essential Energy crews, including crews from outside the local area, are being brought in on a Sunday.

To keep crews safe while working on the electricity network, a planned power outage will be necessary for approximately 800 Sandy Beach homes and businesses.

Affected customers will receive an advance notification advising of the date and times to help them plan around the power outage. Customers can view power outage information and tips at

While the works will assist with power reliability during peak periods, customers can help relieve some of the pressure by implementing simple energy-saving measures during hot weather.

Energy-saving tips as well as how Essential Energy manages the electricity network during heatwave conditions can be viewed at

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