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Public consultation is an important part of transparent decision-making. We welcome feedback on the following projects to help determine their direction and ensure we are meeting customer and industry needs. 

Picton South transmission network reinforcement

To secure future power supplies in the South West region, Western Power is taking on a significant project in the region – the Picton South transmission network reinforcement project.

About the project

We’ve considered a number options before determining our preferred option. You can read about these in the options paper.

Our preferred option for securing electricity supply is a staged conversion from 66kV to 132kV, which will increase power capacity to the region and replace ageing assets in the area. This project is subject to approvals from relevant authorities following the outcome of the Regulatory Test. 

Have your say

We’re inviting you to share your thoughts on the options we’ve considered as part of the project.  Your feedback is also an important step in the Regulatory Test approval process for the Picton South transmission network reinforcement project.

Information sessions will be held in Perth and the South West to discuss all the possible options, including our preferred option. This forum provides an opportunity for anyone to ask questions and provide alternative options for consideration.

Perth Forum

When: Monday 17 February 2020, 9.30am – 11.00am

Where: Western Power Perth Office, 363 Wellington Street, Perth

South West Forum

When: Wednesday 19 February 2020, 11.00am – 12.30pm

Where: Quality Hotel Lighthouse, 2 Marlston Dr, Bunbury

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please confirm your attendance by Thursday 13 February 2020 to

If you can’t make it to an information session but would still like to comment, you can submit your feedback via email or post. Please note, your submission will be made public as part of our public consultation report. Please email your feedback to with the subject heading “Submission – Picton South transmission network reinforcement”. Alternatively, send your submission to:

Picton South transmission network reinforcement
Grid Transformation

Western Power
GPO Box L921
Perth WA 6842

Public consultation period

The deadline to submit your feedback is 5pm Friday 28 February 2020.

Want more information?

Please contact Srinivas Sampath on (08) 9326 7925 or email

Further information is also available on the ERA website.