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Knocking down the old house

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by ross100, 9th May, 2016.

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  1. ross100

    ross100 Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    Just want to know if anyone come across this as attached picture. For development if the old house gets knocked down and 2 town houses to be built what happens to the electric pole.
     

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    Nothing unless you pay for something to happen.
     
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    not sure what you mean, as it is connected to other properties. Do you mean it can be removed but i have to pay for it.
     
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    I am not sure what you mean, what do you expect to happen ?

    Basically your problem to design around it, or see if you can pay to have it moved/replaced, it wont be removed all together.

    When you do any sort of development, the costs go you you for such things, and fencing, and upgrading existing systems if required, retention of water in many places, etc etc Basically you fit into everyone else, unless your some huge developer who can pull strings.
     
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    It depends on the company which owns the pole.

    Some poles cannot be moved. End of story.

    Some can be moved. You have to pay. Can be expensive.
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    I can't see the pole being a problem?
     
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    Oh i love riddles! :D
     
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    Doing side by sides there might be an issue
     
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    I imagine you would have to pay to switch to underground power for the new dwellings but the pole would remain to service neighbours.

    Check local council policies regarding driveway distances from power poles etc.
     
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    Yes the pole services the neighbors too, that was my concern. so was not sure if it can be removed or it can go underground. This is in Melbourne.
     
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    Confirm what others have stated.

    Electricity poles can be removed / replaced at your expense.

    Prepare to faint when you receive the estimate.
     
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    $30k+ has been the cheapest that I've been involved with and ove $100k in other instances. Better design won'tcost as much as relocation of the services.
     
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    wow thats really a no go zone