Western Power Farmers Update

Published on Friday, 23 April 2021 at 3:57:25 PM

Thank you for your ongoing support as we have been working to repair the electricity network affected by Cyclone Seroja. 

We understand it’s an important time for your business and many of you want to know how the electricity network repairs might impact your property and your seeding schedule. 

There is a significant amount of work that needs to be done to repair the transmission network from Three Springs to Mumbida and the distribution line from Geraldton to Northampton. 

If we require access to your property, the following guidance is provided:

  • If a pole / line is intact and remains standing (just bent / tilted): we’ll require sufficient space on either side of the line to drive a truck / elevated work platform (EWP). We may require space for a turning circle around the impacted pole/line.
  • If a pole or line is fallen: we’ll require room around the affected asset for trucks / EWPs to navigate around safely, space for crews to setup for repair work and adequate turning circle for the trucks / EWPs.If you see a downed powerline or damaged electrical asset, stay at least 8 metres clear and call Customer Service immediately on 13 13 51 to report the hazard to Western Power. She, Her Stakeholders and Communications
  • Community Engagement Specialist
  • Louise Walker
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  • Crews will be pleased to update land owners as they meet them, but under fault conditions, notice to access properties is not provided. We will ensure gates remain as they are found and undertake risk assessments on the land to minimise impacts.

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