Working with landholders
ElectraNet values the relationships it has with its landholders
ElectraNet’s 9,000 landholders play an important role in supporting the delivery of a safe, secure and reliable power supply to the South Australian community across our almost 6,000 kilometres of transmission network.
ElectraNet have easements on landholder’s properties that allow us to build, operate and maintain the transmission infrastructure that moves high-voltage electricity from where it is generated, to where it is needed.
Trees For Life subsidy
Landholders across South Australia with ElectraNet assets on their properties can save 75 per cent on the cost of native seedlings, tree guards and stakes through a partnership between ElectraNet and Trees For Life.
Under the discounted offer, landholders can buy bulk seedlings for windbreaks, habitat for wildlife, shade, attracting pollinators, and to manage salinity and soil erosion.
Trees For Life offers native species for 42 different zones throughout SA, ensuring seedlings are specifically suited to the different regions. The species include trees, shrubs, grasses and groundcovers, and Trees For Life is also able to provide advice with selecting the most suitable plants.
Participants can order materials to grow seedlings themselves or request assistance from one of Trees For Life’s volunteer growers to raise seedlings over summer ready for planting in autumn next year.
Landholders need to be current members of Trees For Life and can order up to 500 plants, stakes and tree guards under the subsidy. Orders are still open and can be made until 31 August 2019.
Membership of Trees For Life costs $25 – $55 annually. To download an order form or join Trees For Life landholders can visit treesforlife.org.au/resources. For more information or hard copies, call Trees For Life on (08) 8406 0500 or email email@example.com
ElectraNet’s priority is to engage openly, honestly, cooperatively and respectfully with our landholders to ensure mutually beneficial outcomes. Each landholder we work with is different, therefore engagement is undertaken through a variety of methods including face-to-face meetings, phone calls, letters and email.
ElectraNet requires regular access to assets located on landholder properties to meet its legislated requirements. Written notification will be provided to the occupier prior to access, with the exception of emergency situations.
ElectraNet also have a number of landholder ‘special requirements’ that ElectraNet and its contractors are required to meet. Special requirements are conditions that a landholder and ElectraNet agree upon that can include property/easement access arrangements, biosecurity requirements such as vehicle wash-down and aerial inspections.
If you need to update your contact details or special requirements, please download and complete the information in this form.
ElectraNet's roles and responsibilities
ElectraNet predominantly works under the Electricity Act 1996 and is required to meet its obligations under this Act. These obligations relate to:
- Vegetation management
- Aerial inspections
- Bushfire patrols and summer readiness
- Ground patrols
Meeting these obligations ensures ElectraNet can provide a safe, reliable and secure power supply.
ElectraNet has a range of information sheets available to landholders and the community to inform them about how we operate and engage, and general safety information.
The following links will take you to the websites of regulatory, technical and operational groups related to the electricity industry.
If you have any questions relating to an ElectraNet easement on your property or for more information about our work with landholders please call 1800 413 331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org