Finally after 6 weeks of waiting / calling the electrical pit was installed by Jemena. Cost was a whopping $3,400. Arranging it yourself saves around $1,000 off the Metricon price, but you have to do all the arranging. We arranged the abolishment of the electricity, gas, and telecoms as well. The underground pit included running the cable under the road so we required additional cable which was $700. Even though we paid for the material and work Jemena say that ownership is theirs. Don't you just love the Victorian power industry.
They have since come back and re-cemented the footpath. So power is ready to rumble.