Remove pad mounted transformer away from property

Remove pad mounted transformer away from property

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Scott White started this petition to Rod Duke (CEO Energex) and

As part of a new residential development in ROCHEDALE, Energex and developers have installed a pad mounted transformer (PMT) on our front yard fence line next to our existing home which does not comply with the Energex manual and minimum distance requirements. We were not notified by the developers or Energex of the PMT. 

Our main serious  concern is one of safety and risk of our lives given one exploded in early December on Lorisch Way, ROCHEDALE. In august 2019 another PMT caught fire in Cookatoo Place also in a ROCHEDALE estate . Our home is made of timber and is combustible and if the one installed next to our home exploded or caught fire , our home would burn down and lives could be lost. 

The easiest solution is to move the PMT away from our property. We do not understand why this cannot be achieved given the developers have 52 acres of land around us where they could place it. The Energex manual states that PMTs should be placed in parkland away from homes because of risk of explosion, health issues and visual impact. 

Our granddaughter plays in our front yard and swims in her little pool beside where the PMT is located , and we are extremely concerned as grandparents that there is a significant  risk if the PMT exploded it could seriously mame or kill any one of our family members. 

Our entertainment area is very close to the PMT including a gas bbq which is a significant fire hazard. 

Our office is also extremely close to the PMT where we run a small business and staff work up to 12 hours a day. 

This is the ultimate bullying tactic by developers and Energex and they’ve proven they have no consideration or concern whatsoever for our family’s lives by inconsiderately and disrespectfully and incompassionately placing the PMT  in such close proximity beside our home . 

Everyone has the right to feel safe in their home - Do the right thing and move it away from our home immediately. 

 

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