+ What paperwork do I need to give Ampflo for an Energex certificate of supply?

You will need the council development conditions from your council and the approved plans.

+ What is underground power?

Power supplied by the grid by an underground conduit and cable

+ What is a service conduit?

An electrical/ service conduit is a tube used to protect and route electrical cable. A conduit is generally installed by electricians or civil contractors. They are installed inside property boundaries.

+ Do I need an energex certificate of supply?

That will depend on your council requirements – contact us to discuss

+ How long does it take to get a certificate of supply?

One of the following will apply: A) if the power is available from the existing infrastructure without any works required allow 10-12 working days B) if electrical works are required and a bond is paid to energex then the certificate is available prior to works being built C) if electrical works are required and no bond is paid to energex then the certificate is available about 4 weeks after the construction has been completed

+ How long does it take to install underground power?

It depends on the size of the project. All approvals (council and energex) are required before installation can begin. However, for small lots the expected time is 10 – 12 weeks.

+ Do I have to connect power to my vacant lot?

Power cannot be connected to a vacant lot. When power is needed by new owner/ builder an application needs to be made to energex.

+ Does energex build the energex works?

Either energex or an accredited energex contractor builds the energex works. This depends on the type of development.

+ Can my electrician build the energex works?

No. Only energex accredited contractors are able to engage and construct and installation. Only an energex consultant can request tenders from an energex contractor on behalf of the developer

+ What is a property pole?

A wooden or steel pole that supports an overhead service to a lot so that the overhead cable does not cross another lot. The property pole is installed inside the boundary of the property and must be maintained by the land owner.

+ I’m in an overhead area: do I need to have an underground supply?

This will depend on the council da conditions and the energex requirements.

+ Do I have to install telecommunications infrastructure (e.G. Telstra / nbn)?

It depends on the size of the subdivision (I.E. Number of dwellings). Therefore, it is decided on a case by case basis. When a new road is within the development infrastructure works will be required.

+ Do I need to install a property pole prior to plan sealing?

This will depend on your council conditions.

+ What is telecommunications infrastructure?

Telecommunications infrastructure is the conduits and pits required to house telstra or nbn cable to supply telecommunications connections to your property.

+ Does Ampflo install property poles?

No. However, we can provide you the contacts of those who do installations or you can contact your electrician.

+ How do I disconnect my power? Where do I apply?

To have power disconnected due to a house being removed, moved, or demolished the developer must contact energex and request an abolishment of connection. The developer needs to give energex at least 21 business days’ notice as energex needs to retrieve the electricity meter. The number to call is 13 12 53.

+ What is a small subdivision?

In order for your subdivision to be classed as a small (residential) subdivision all of the following must apply:

  • The energex point of supply must be no further than 250 metres from a supply transformer
  • If you are creating 4 or less new customers, which will be connected to the energy grid
  • Less than 60 metres of new voltage mains is necessary

    + What is a residential subdivision?

    If your subdivision will create more than 4 new potential customers for the grid and it will be used for private residences (I.E. Houses and apartments) your lot is classed as residential.

If your subdivision does not meet all the criteria for a small subdivision it is classed as a residential development.

+ What is a commercial subdivision?

If your lot will be used for businesses and shops it is commercial.

+ Does energex build the energex works?

Either energex or an accredited energex contractor builds the energex works. This depends on the type of development.

+ Can my electrician build the energex works?

No. Only energex accredited contractors are able to engage and construct and installation. Only an energex consultant can request tenders from an energex contractor on behalf of the developer

+ What is public lighting?

Any lighting that is in a public street or road. Lighting in driveways, carparks are not considered public. It will depend on the development conditions as to whether the developer will need to build new lighting or alter existing lighting to maintain lighting certification. Once built it becomes the property of local authorities.

+ My development has a new road – what does this mean?

If your development has a new road we require the name of the new road to make an energex submission. Please ensure you apply to council early in your process to have the name of the road set.

+ My development is in a nbn area. What do I need to do?

This will depend on your type of development. Please contact us for a detailed explanation.

+ My development is not in a nbn area. What do I need?

You will need telstra infrastructure that is nbn compliant for future use.

+ Do I need an Energex Certificate of Supply?

That will depend on your council requirements – contact us to discuss

+ How long does it take to get a certificate of supply?

One of the following will apply: A) if the power is available from the existing infrastructure without any works required allow 10-12 working days B) if electrical works are required and a bond is paid to energex then the certificate is available prior to works being built C) if electrical works are required and no bond is paid to energex then the certificate is available about 4 weeks after the construction has been completed

+ What is a property pole?

A wooden or steel pole that supports an overhead service to a lot so that the overhead cable does not cross another lot. The property pole is installed inside the boundary of the property and must be maintained by the land owner.

+ I’m in an overhead area: do I need to have an underground supply?

This will depend on the council da conditions and the energex requirements.

+ Do I have to install telecommunications infrastructure (e.G. Telstra / nbn)?

It depends on the size of the subdivision (I.E. Number of dwellings). Therefore, it is decided on a case by case basis. When a new road is within the development infrastructure works will be required.

+ Do I need to install a property pole prior to plan sealing?

This will depend on your council conditions.

+ I am a developer. What can ampflo do for me?

  • Ampflo is an energex partner and an energex a-rated consultant which means that you are guided through the entire process to ensure you meet all the local authority, energex and telecommunications (telstra/nbn) requirements for your development.
  • Ampflo creates designs for electrical, lighting and telecommunication supply.
  • Ampflo can also provide construction via our partner energex contractor or we are able to tender the electrical works out on your behalf and present quotes to you for approval.