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The main supplier of electricity to the Tweed Shire is Essential Energy.

Before undertaking any new building work or land use, careful attention should be paid to the proximity of these activities to any existing overhead electrical powerlines and poles, or easements. This Essential Energy Powerline Clearance Brochure (609kB PDF) provides a good starting point.

Any further enquiries on these matters can be directed by contacting Essential Energy on 13 23 91 or view their web site www.essentialenergy.com.au.

It should also be noted that the State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007 requires that certain development applications with potential impacts on existing electricity supply facilities be referred to Essential Energy (in the Tweed Shire) for comment. Please contact Council's Development Assessment or Building Unit for any clarification of this requirement.

Last Updated: 12 March 2014