New digs for Kyneton crews

The Kyneton team of electricity distributor Powercor has moved into a new depot.
The $10 million development at Redesdale Road replaces the former depot that was built in 1979.
The depot includes better office facilities, storage areas for equipment and fleet, and can support the future expansion of the workforce.
A heritage-listed tree was also sensitively incorporated into the design of the new depot, now taking pride of place behind the main office building.
Powercor used local building supplies and tradespeople wherever possible to complete the development.
Kyneton field leader Gary Scanlon said the new depot was an enormous upgrade to the previous facility.
“It’s like chalk and cheese,” he said.
“The old depot was very small and built more than 40 years ago, but this new depot is amazing.
“It’s set on a six-acre block and all of our trucks can now be locked away securely undercover.
“The guys love the place and we had well and truly outgrown our old site.”
Gary said the new depot allowed local crews to better serve communities in the Macedon Ranges and surrounds.
“Our local depots like Kyneton allow us to manage and respond to faults quickly and effectively and this upgrade provides more room and a better planned space to accommodate our crews,” he said.
“This local investment means we are well placed to serve the people of Kyneton and surrounds well into the future.”
In 2019 alone, Powercor crews from Kyneton responded to more than 900 callouts in the local area, including for weather events, vegetation impacts and vehicle collisions.

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