Strathalbyn - Power Line Environment Committee (PLEC)

Alexandrina Council in conjunction with SA Power Networks are enhancing the western entrance to Strathalbyn through a significant upgrade to Sandergrove Road.

Alexandrina Council was successful in securing funding through the State Government’s Power Line Environment Committee (PLEC) to remove stobie poles and overhead power lines as part of Stage 1. 

Decorative heritage-style lighting will replace stobie poles and compliment the town’s Historic Conservation Zone. The overall success of the project will be complimented by the addition of a major streetscape beautification project. The streetscape will include formal parking bays, footpaths, kerbs, pedestrian crossing points, stormwater infrastructure, new street trees and landscaped protuberances.

STAGE 1 - Undergrounding of Power Lines Project Sandergrove Road, Strathalbyn

Stage 1 commenced in February 2017 and is anticipated to finish by the end of June 2017.

Work will commence in the vicinity of the round-a-bout near West Terrace and Milnes Road and progress in a westerly direction along Sandergrove Road to Fennell Street.

Street trees situated within the project area will be removed and will be replaced with new landscaped plantings with the addition of footpaths and parking bays.  Importantly, surface drainage and storm water issues of the past will be addressed with the addition of kerb and gutter and other stormwater infrastructure when streetscape works are completed.  Start date of streetscape works are yet to be advised. 

Civil contractors will give notice to landowners prior to commencing work on or adjacent private land.  SA Power Networks will notify landowners 3 days before any power is anticipated to be interrupted.  Individual outages and some minor electrical alterations will be experienced by some properties; however the civil contractor or SA Power Networks will discuss options available to the landowner.  There may also be traffic delays and temporary detours in the vicinity of Sandergrove Road. 

All general enquires can be directed to Mr James Horwood, Alexandrina Council on 8555 7000 during office hours or via email on