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Preliminary assessment

Preliminary Assessment is action that is considered reasonable for people and companies to be expected to take in order to keep themselves or others and their property safe. Enquiries are sent to Western Power to provide comment or objection on outside entities work they plan to carry out which will or may affect Western Power assets.

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Notification or Reticulation Works
Apply for this if You wish to confirm if there are Western Power assets in the work zone
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A Danger Zone, Registered Easement, Clearance Zone or Minimum approach distance represent areas of high risk when building or working near the Western Power network. Before commencing any work it is essential that you complete a Dial Before You Dig enquiry to obtain the location and voltage of the Western Power network.

Areas of high risk include;

If you are planning to build or undertake works in high risk areas near transmission or communication assets (including those listed above), please ensure you and your colleagues act in a safe manner at all times and in accordance with all applicable legal and safety requirements (including the ‘duty of care’ under the laws of negligence, WorkSafe requirements and guidelines, Australian Standards and Western Power policies and procedures).

We provide services that may assist you in planning to build or work within high risk areas near transmission or communication assets (refer to your Dial Before You Dig enquiry for location and voltage). These services can be found by visiting the ‘Working near our network’ section.

Right of Way, Pedestrian Access Way Closures & General Enquiries
Apply for this if You are advising of Right of Way or Pedestrian Access Ways and general enquiries regarding Western Power assets in the work zone
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A Danger Zone, Registered Easement, Clearance Zone or Minimum approach distance represent areas of high risk when building or working near the Western Power network. Before commencing any work it is essential that you complete a Dial Before You Dig enquiry to obtain the location and voltage of the Western Power network.

Areas of high risk include;

If you are planning to build or undertake works in high risk areas near transmission or communication assets (including those listed above), please ensure you and your colleagues act in a safe manner at all times and in accordance with all applicable legal and safety requirements (including the ‘duty of care’ under the laws of negligence, WorkSafe requirements and guidelines, Australian Standards and Western Power policies and procedures).

We provide services that may assist you in planning to build or work within high risk areas near transmission or communication assets (refer to your Dial Before You Dig enquiry for location and voltage). These services can be found by visiting the ‘Working near our network’ section.

Local Planning Schemes/Amendments & Structure Plans
Apply for this if You are a local or State government agency advising of a proposal in your jurisdiction
How long will it take Strategic planning referrals will be responded to in accordance with established statutory timeframes
Road Closures & Partial Road Closures
Apply for this if You are advising of road or partial road closures and to confirm if there are Western Power assets in the work zone
How long will it take Strategic planning referrals will be responded to in accordance with established statutory timeframes
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A Danger Zone, Registered Easement, Clearance Zone or Minimum approach distance represent areas of high risk when building or working near the Western Power network. Before commencing any work it is essential that you complete a Dial Before You Dig enquiry to obtain the location and voltage of the Western Power network.

Areas of high risk include;

If you are planning to build or undertake works in high risk areas near transmission or communication assets (including those listed above), please ensure you and your colleagues act in a safe manner at all times and in accordance with all applicable legal and safety requirements (including the ‘duty of care’ under the laws of negligence, WorkSafe requirements and guidelines, Australian Standards and Western Power policies and procedures).

We provide services that may assist you in planning to build or work within high risk areas near transmission or communication assets (refer to your Dial Before You Dig enquiry for location and voltage). These services can be found at Working near our network

Development Applications & Built Stratas
Apply for this if You are looking into a completing a development and/or built strata within your council or shire.
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Safe access to electricity is important for all new developments, not only to get the job done without a hitch, but also for those who will occupy the premises later on.

The building near the electricity network information will help you decide if your proposed construction falls within the clearance zone, and what you can do to stay safe.

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Works in Verge, Work Permit Enquiries & Notice of Works
Apply for this if You have received notification from Western Power advising of work in your local area and wish to advise of approval and/or approval with conditions.
How long will it take 10 business days
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A Danger Zone, Registered Easement, Clearance Zone or Minimum approach distance represent areas of high risk when building or working near the Western Power network. Before commencing any work it is essential that you complete a Dial Before You Dig enquiry to obtain the location and voltage of the Western Power network.

Areas of high risk include;

If you are planning to build or undertake works in high risk areas near transmission or communication assets (including those listed above), please ensure you and your colleagues act in a safe manner at all times and in accordance with all applicable legal and safety requirements (including the ‘duty of care’ under the laws of negligence, WorkSafe requirements and guidelines, Australian Standards and Western Power policies and procedures).

We provide services that may assist you in planning to build or work within high risk areas near transmission or communication assets (refer to your Dial Before You Dig enquiry for location and voltage). These services can be found at Working near our network

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