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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 2018/19 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

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Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2018-19 Maintenance Program we are making a substantial investment in the Albany Community, replacing 261 power poles and 71.8 kilometres of overhead power lines. Work will commence July 2018 and continue through to June 2019, 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

Armadale Maintenance Program

Project location

Armadale, Mount Nasura and Roleystone

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Armadale

Mount Nasura

Roleystone

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2018-19 Maintenance Program we are making a substantial investment in the Armadale Community, replacing 464 power poles and 9.3 kilometres of overhead power lines. Work will commence July 2018 and continue through to June 2019, 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

Boyup Brook Maintenance Program

Project location

Boyup Brook and West Arthur

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Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2018-19 Maintenance Program we are making a substantial investment in the West Arthur and Boyup Brook Communities, replacing 171 power poles and replacing 77.2 kilometres of overhead power lines. Work will commence August 2018 and continue through to February 2019, 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

 Harvey Maintenance Program

Project location

Brunswick Junction

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Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2018-19 Maintenance Program we are making a substantial investment in the Harvey Community, replacing 200 power poles and 5.1 kilometres of overhead power lines, 2.7 kilometres of that in Brunswick Junction. Work will commence July 2018 and continue through to August 2019, 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

 Busselton Maintenance Program

Project location

Busselton

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Area 2

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2018-19 Maintenance Program we are making a substantial investment in the Busselton Community, replacing 137 power poles and 24.9 kilometres of overhead power lines. Work will commence July 2018 and continue through to June 2019, 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

Kalamunda Maintenance Program

Project location

Forrestfield

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Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2018-19 Maintenance Program we are making a substantial investment in the Forrestfield Community, replacing 97 power poles. Work will commence August 2018 and continue through to June 2019, 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

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.

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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

Harvey Maintenance Program

Project location

Harvey

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Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2018-19 Maintenance Program we are making a substantial investment in the Harvey Community, replacing 200 power poles and 2.4 kilometres of overhead power lines. Work will commence July 2018 and continue through to August 2019, 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

Mundijong Maintenance Program

Project location

Helena Valley and Boya

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Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2018-19 Maintenance Program we are making an investment in the Helena Valley and Boya Communities, replacing 2 power poles and 3.4 kilometres of overhead power lines. Work will commence July 2018 and continue through to June 2019, 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 Pingrup Maintenance Program

Project location

Jerramungup and Pingrup

Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2018-19 Maintenance Program we are making a substantial investment in the Jerramungup and Pingrup Community, replacing 175 power poles. Work will commence July 2018 and continue through to August 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

Kalamunda Maintenance Program

Project location

Lesmurdie

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Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2018-19 Maintenance Program we are making a substantial investment in the Lesmurdie Community, replacing 261 power poles and 71.8 kilometres of overhead power lines. Work will commence October 2018 and continue through to June 2019, 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

Mandurah Maintenance Program

Project location

Mandurah

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Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2018-19 Maintenance Program we are making a substantial investment in the Mandurah Community, replacing 149 power poles and 4.2 kilometres of overhead power lines. Work will commence July 2018 and continue through to September 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

Kwinana Maintenance Program

Project location

Medina and Orelia

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Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2018-19 Maintenance Program we are making a substantial investment in the Kwinana Community, replacing 11.5 kilometres of overhead power lines. Work will commence July 2018 and continue through to September 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

Morawa Maintenance Program

Project location

Morawa

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Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2018-19 Maintenance Program we are making a substantial investment in the Morawa Community, replacing 79 power poles and reinforcing 93 poles. Work will commence August 2018 and continue through to December 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

Muchea

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Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2018-19 Maintenance Program we are making a substantial investment in the Muchea Community, replacing 118 power poles. Work will commence August 2018 and continue through to December 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

Paradise

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Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2018-19 Maintenance Program we are making a substantial investment in the Dardanup Community, replacing 59 power poles and replacing 2.64 kilometres of overhead power lines. Work will commence September 2018 and continue in October 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 Powering the Perth CBD
Project location Central Perth and Northbridge
Description of the works The Perth Central Business District (CBD) is the cultural and economic powerhouse of WA. Western Power is working to deliver a bright future for the City by investing $38 million in the network that supplies the CBD.  This critical infrastructure upgrade will help secure a lasting reliable supply for Perth businesses, residents and visitors.
The project involves installing a new underground cable in parts of the CBD and along Roe Street in Northbridge. Daly's Constructions (Australia) Pty Ltd will be undertaking the work on behalf of Western Power.

The work will be completed in phases. Phase one involves digging potholes in locations where the cable will later be installed, mostly in one lane of the road. These works are temporary and are not expected to occur for longer than two days at any one location.

Phase two is construction. This is when the underground cable will be installed through a narrow open trench. The work to dig the trench and to install the cable will be completed in sections to minimise impact on road users, residents and businesses. We have been in consultation with the City of Perth, PTA and Main Roads and will comply with their conditions and requirements. 
Our engagement  Western Power is working closely with Daly's Constructions Australia to engage the community.
Affected residents and businesses are being notified directly well ahead of the works.
Please contact us using the details below if you have any questions. 
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Map outlining work for project. Starting at the Hay St substation, then NW along Murray St, NE along Pier St, NW along Wellington St, then South along Milligan St to the Milligan St substation.
Project timeline Phase one: Preparatory works – September 30 – 25 October 2018
Phase two: Construction – begins February 2019
Impacts There may be some construction impacts for residents, businesses and road users including noise, dust, vibration and traffic obstructions. We will do what we can to complete the works as quickly as possible and minimise impacts. Safety of workers and community is paramount. Temporary fencing, signage and other safety measures will be installed.
Access to properties and businesses will be maintained throughout unless specifically notified otherwise by the construction team.
Traffic management will be in place during phase one and two as part of the Traffic Management Plans developed and approved by City of Perth. This will include supervised traffic lane closures, suitable pedestrian facilities, signage, and direction for road users around the works.  Lower speed limits will be in place to ensure the safety of workers and members of the public. While the works are being undertaken it may be necessary to detour traffic around the site.  Traffic controllers will be on-site during work hours to guide traffic and ensure public safety.

Parking may be restricted while the work is underway. Access to parking spaces in Roe Street may be restricted to allow for safe construction activities, and to allow traffic to flow safely.  This will only apply while works are being undertaken.
More information If you require information about the works programme, Daly’s Construction can be contacted on 0409 975 945 or email gwiltshire@daly.net.au
Urgent out of hours contact is available at 13 10 87.

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.

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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

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Project name

Serpentine-Jarrrahdale Maintenance Program

Project location

Serpentine-Jarrahdale

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Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2018-19 Maintenance Program we are making a substantial investment in the Forrestfield Community, replacing 121 power poles. Work will commence September 2018 and continue in October 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

Tambellup Maintenance Program

Project location

Tambellup

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Description of the works

AAs part of Western Power’s 2018-19 Maintenance Program we are making a substantial investment in the Tambellup Community, replacing 8.9 kilometres of overhead power lines. Work will commence July 2018 and continue through to April 2019, 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

York Maintenance Program

Project location

York

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Description of the works

As part of Western Power’s 2018-19 Maintenance Program we are making a substantial investment in the York Community, replacing 501 power poles and 13.5 kilometres of overhead power lines. Work will commence July 2018 and continue through to June 2019, 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