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Scheduled maintenance

We’re busy throughout the year conducting essential maintenance to maintain and improve your power supply. We do this to keep the network at its best – like when you service your car to keep it running smoothly.

When conducting work in your area, we aim to complete the job with minimal disruption to you. If we can do it safely without turning off your power, we will.

We sometimes need to turn your power off to get the job done quicker or where there is a safety requirement. You will be notified in advance by email, SMS or mail if your property has a planned outage as a result of our work.

Very rarely, we may need to cancel your planned outage due to extreme weather conditions and other circumstances.

View our planned power outage FAQs for more information about how our scheduled maintenance may impact your power supply. Visit our power outages map for today’s list of planned outages. 

Please see the below list of our major schedule maintenance works for the 2017/18 financial year.

Note – Scheduled maintenance information is subject to change. Not all scheduled maintenance is included in the below list. You will be notified of any planned outages affecting your property.

Project name

Albany Maintenance Program

Project location

Albany

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Albany Community, replacing 207 power poles and 58 kilometres of overhead power lines. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. 

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

Project name

Augusta-Margaret River Maintenance Program

Project location

Augusta-Margaret River

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Augusta-Margaret River Community,
replacing 199 power poles and 5 kilometres of overhead powerlines. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. 

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

 

Project name

Broomehill-Tambellup Maintenance Program

Project location

Broomehill-Tambellup

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Broomehill-Tambellup Community, replacing 187 power poles and 5 kilometres of overhead powerlines. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. 

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

Project name

Bruce Rock Maintenance Program

Project location

Bruce Rock

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Bruce Rock Community, replacing 11 power poles and 1.5 kilometres of overhead powerlines. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. 

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

Project name

Chittering Maintenance Program

Project location

Chittering

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Chittering Community, replacing 124 power poles. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances.

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

Project name

Corrigin Maintenance Program

Project location

Corrigin

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Corrigin Community, replacing 94 power poles. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. 

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

Project name

Cunderdin Maintenance Program

Project location

Cunderdin

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Cunderdin Community, replacing 11
kilometres of overhead powerlines. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. 

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

Project name

Dalwallinu Maintenance Program

Project location

Dalwallinu

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Dalwallinu Community, replacing 54 power poles. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. 

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

Project name

Dardanup Maintenance Program

Project location

Dardanup 

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Dardanup Community, replacing 112 power poles and 1.2 kilometres of overhead powerlines. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances.   

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

Project name

Denmark Maintenance Program

Project location

Denmark

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Denmark Community, replacing 66 power poles and 2 kilometres of overhead powerlines. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances.

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

Project name

Forrestfield Airport Link

Project location

Street(s): Abernethy Road, Dundas Road & Milner Road

Suburb(s): Forrestfield, Kewdale and Maida Vale

Description of the works

The Public Transport Authority (PTA) has applied to Western Power to provide a supply connection to their substation site on Ibis Place for development of the Forrestfield Airport Link.

Western Power will run two cables, from our Forrestfield substation on Dubs Close and our Kewdale substation on Hazelhurst Street, to the PTA’s new substation site on Ibis Place and Maida Vale Road.

These cables will be installed within the road verge on either side of the road. This is to ensure safer supply of electricity to the new substation.

The Forrestfield Airport Link is a $2 billion State Government project to deliver a rail service to the eastern suburbs of Perth, with three new train stations – Belmont, Airport Central and Forrestfield.

The rail link will connect with the existing Midland Line near Bayswater Station and will run to Forrestfield through underground tunnels, ensuring minimal impact on the existing land and road network.

In April 2016 the State Government awarded the design, construct and maintenance contract to Salini Impregilo-NRW Joint Venture.

For further information on the Forrestfield Airport Link visit www.forrestfieldairportlink.wa.gov.au   

Our engagement

  •           Information sheets delivered to ‘high impact’ residents
  •           Community engagement contact point for all impacted residents
  •           Information available for up-to-date construction
  •           Joint engagement forums with PTA & Salini Impregilo-NRW Joint Venture

Map

 

Project timeline

The Western Power project is anticipated to start late October 2016 with completion expected early March 2017.

Impacts

To ensure your safety traffic management will be in place throughout the works.

All excavation works will be reinstated to their original condition.

Other construction impacts that may be experienced include, but are not limited to:

  •           Noise
  •           Dust
  •           Vibration
  •           Visual impacts during construction

More information

FAQ sheet

Project name

Geraldton Transmission System Reinforcement Programme

Project location

Central Geraldton

Rangeway Substation, Durlacher Substation

Description of the works

Western Power is investing in the Geraldton electricity network to ensure we continue to provide a safe and reliable service to the community. The Durlacher Substation is expected to be decommissioned in late 2019 as it is reaching the end of its useful life. The Rangeway Substation is being upgraded to meet growing demand and take on the customers previously fed by Durlacher substation.

Stage 1 of the work (yellow line on map) will include installation of two new underground distribution (11 kV) cables to the Rangeway substation. The cable route will be largely under verges and footpaths along North-West Coastal Highway, Johnston Street, Eastern Road, Victoria Street, George Road, and Snowdon Street. Stage 1 is expected to take around 6 months.

Cable Layers Australia (CLA) are responsible for completing the work. They may be in touch with local residents directly as the project progresses.

Stage 2a of the work (green line on map) will involve excavation along Hutchinson Street. It is expected to take 12 weeks to complete but will be split into approximately four sections so each resident will only have construction in front of the property for a fraction of this time.

Stage 2b (blue line on the map) will be occurring from November 2017 to early 2018. This will start in the section along Gertrude Street. The underground cables will also be installed along Brede Street, Elizabeth Street, Durlacher Street, Hermitage Street, Cathedral Avenue, Carson Terrace and Augustus Street.

The final part of the reinforcement programme is decommissioning of Durlacher substation which is expected to occur by 2019.

Western Power will work to minimise impacts of the project on local residents.

Our engagement

We have engaged with the City of Greater Geraldton and the Main Roads WA Midwest office to discuss design and possible cable routes.

Face to face engagement has occurred with residents affected by the Hutchinson street works.

Residents likely to be affected by the works occurring will be notified by letter and are welcome to contact Western Power if there are any questions.

Map

Project timeline

Stage 1 civil works will begin in late August 2017 and continue for around 6 months (complete).

Stage 2a (Hutchinson St) will begin construction in late September 2017 and continue for around 12 weeks (complete).

Stage 2b will begin in November 2017 and run through to early 2018.

The new transformer at Rangeway substation is expected to be energised by July 2018 and Durlacher substation decommissioned by late 2019.

Impacts

There may be some construction impacts for residents including noise, dust, vibration and traffic obstructions. We will endeavour to keep these impacts to a minimum.

Unless specifically notified otherwise by the construction team, residents will have access to their properties throughout.

Stage 2a (Hutchinson St only) will involve excavation along the road. Existing overhead lines will remain in place.

More information

Please contact the community engagement team at communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au or on 9326 4850.

Project name

Gingin Maintenance Program

Project location

Gingin

 

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Gingin Community, replacing 71 power poles. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. 

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

Project name

Great Eastern Highway undergrounding and relocations

Project location

Street(s): Great Eastern Highway

Suburb(s): Glen Forrest, Hovea and Parkerville

Description of the works

In several places along Great Eastern Highway, between Bilgoman Road and Seabourne Road, our poles and lines are in the way of the Great Eastern Highway Safety Upgrade being planned by Main Roads. This will require the relocation of several sections of our distribution network along Great Eastern Highway. In some areas we will need to underground our lines, which will require the power supplies to some private residences to be undergrounded.  

Our engagement

  •           Direct engagements with property owners where the power will be undergrounded
  •           Community engagement contact point for impacted residents
  •           Information available for up-to-date construction
 Map

 

Project timeline

The Western Power work is anticipated to start in August 2017.

Impacts

To ensure your safety traffic management will be in place throughout the works.

All excavation works will be reinstated to their original condition and crews will endeavour to use underground drills as much as they can.

Other construction impacts that may be experienced include, but are not limited to:

  •           Noise
  •           Dust
  •           Vibration
  •           Visual impacts during construction

More information

FAQ sheet 

You can register for Western Power project updates here 

 

Project name

Harvey Maintenance Program

Project location

Harvey

 

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Harvey Community, replacing 22 kilometres of overhead powerlines. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances.

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

Project name

Jerramungup and Ravensthorpe Maintenance Program

Project location

Jerramungup and Ravensthorpe

 

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Jerramungup and Ravensthorpe Communities, replacing 658 power poles. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. 

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

Project name

Kalgoorlie Maintenance Program

Project location

Kalgoorlie

 

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Kalgoorlie Community, replacing 140 power  poles. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. 

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

Project name

Katanning Maintenance Program

Project location

Katanning

 

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Katanning Community, replacing 191 power poles and 1.1 kilometres of overhead powerlines. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. 

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

Project name

Kent Maintenance Program

Project location

Kent

 

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Kent Community, replacing 101 power poles. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. 

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

Project name

Kondinin and Kulin Maintenance Program

Project location

Kondinin and Kulin

 

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Kondinin and Kulin Communities, replacing 214 power poles along the Brookton Highway. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. 

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

Project name

Koorda Maintenance Program

Project location

Koorda

 

Description of the works


As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Koorda Community, replacing 102 power poles. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. 

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

Project name

Lake Grace Maintenance Program

Project location

Lake Grace

 

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Lake Grace Community, replacing 168 power poles and 5 kilometres of overhead powerlines. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. 

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

Project name

Manjimup Maintenance Program

Project location

Manjimup

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Manjimup Community, replacing 8 kilometres of overhead powerlines. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. 

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

Project name

Moora Maintenance Program

Project location

Moora

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Moora Community, replacing 91 power poles and 8 kilometres of overhead powerlines. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances.

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

Project name

Mount Marshall Maintenance Program

Project location

Mount Marshall

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Mount Marshall Community, replacing 126 power poles and a kilometre of overhead powerlines. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances.

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

Project name

Murray Maintenance Program

Project location

Murray

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Murray Community, replacing 8 kilometres of overhead powerlines. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. 

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

Project name

Narembeen Maintenance Program

Project location

Narembeen

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Narembeen Community, replacing 166 power poles and 4 kilometres of overhead powerlines. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. 

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

Project name

Piara Waters transmission line relocation project

Project location

Skeet Road, Riva Entrance and Novelli Parade

Piara Waters

Description of the works

We are relocating our existing overhead high voltage transmission line (132kV) to enable the development of vacant land in Piara Waters and the possible future development of a school.

The existing line will be diverted down Skeet Road to a new steel transition pole. From the steel pole it will travel underground along Riva Entrance and Novelli Parade to another steel transition pole in the future Mirvac development. From this point it will travel above ground to meet the existing line near Armadale Road (please refer to the map below).

To maintain power supply a temporary line will be installed above ground in the open space between Riva Entrance and Novelli Parade. The temporary line will be removed when the underground works are complete.

Our engagement

Community feedback was taken into account when considering the new line route and undergrounding options. We worked closely with the land developers Mammoth Nominees and Mirvac as well as the City of Armadale to find a solution that was favourable for all stakeholders.

The new line route was announced and the community were advised in early November via face to face discussion and letter. We will continue to keep the community up to date as the project progresses.

Map

 

Project timeline

November to December 2016    Stage 1 (Complete): Relocate line along Skeet Road and install temporary line

April 2017                                Stage 2 (Complete): Relocate line in Mirvac subdivision and connect temporary line

November 2017                        Stage 3: Begin underground section of line

March 2018                              Stage 4: Remove all temporary lines

Impacts

While the underground work is taking place there will be some minor traffic disruption along Skeet Road, Riva Entrance and Novelli Parade. When the project schedule for this portion of the work is complete we will be in touch with the community to share the traffic management plan.

More information

 FAQ sheet

Project name

Plantagenet Maintenance Program

Project location

Plantagenet

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Plantagenet Community, replacing 190 power poles and 50 kilometres of overhead powerlines. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. 

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

Project name

Serpentine-Jarrahdale Maintenance Program

Project location

Serpentine-Jarrahdale

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Serpentine-Jarrahdale Community, replacing 100 power poles and 8 kilometres of overhead powerlines. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. 

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au

 

Project name

Campbell Barracks power supply upgrade

Project location

Stubbs Terrace and Alfred Road

Shenton Park, Mount Claremont, Claremont and Swanbourne

Description of the works

Western Power has been engaged by the Department of Defence to increase the power supply to Campbell Barracks. This will involve laying new underground cables beneath the footpath and sections of road along Stubbs Terrace and Alfred Road.

Our engagement

Notification has been sent to residents along the cable route.

Map

 

Project timeline

The project is expected to start September 2017

Impacts

While the underground work is taking place there will be some minor traffic disruption along sections of Stubbs Terrace and Alfred Road

More information

 You can register for Western Power project updates here.

Project name

Westonia Maintenance Program

Project location

Westonia

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2017-18 Maintenance Program we making a substantial investment in the Westonia Community, replacing 56 power poles. Work will commence July 2017 and continue through to June 2018, however this may change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances. 

For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Team on the information below.

Ph. 08 9326 4850

E. communityenquiries@westernpower.com.au