Mittagong Telephone Exchange

Telstra is Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company. They offer wide range of communications services. Telstra in 1854 started with building the first telegraph line in Australia. Later with changing technology moved from telegraph to telephone line, and then from national communication to international communication.

In 2014 Telstra had a telephone exchange project in Mittagong. Mittagong, located in Southern Highlands is known for its stunning reserve and walking tracks. Southern Cross Switchboards provided Main Distribution Board (25kA, IP42, Form 3bih/4a, 160A). Originally they had asked for a MSB and DB, but our team had used their technical skills and experience to propose a design with 1 MDB that would fulfill the requirements for both.

The switchboard was constructed using Elsteel Type Tested Modular System. The plinth was painted gloss black with mouse-hole for lifting. Because of excellent team spirit we were able to deliver the board a day early. In feedback this act was highly appreciated.

Overall the feedback from our customer was positive. According to them our job was done before time with excellent accuracy.