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A $2 million Western Power package of works in the City of Swan and Shire of Mundaring, which includes replacing 105 poles and around 4.7km of power lines, is set to be completed by the end of August 2023.

Residents in the suburbs of Bellevue, Greenmount and Koongamia are set to benefit from improved power reliability with the network upgrade and maintenance program, which is designed to strengthen network resilience against seasonal and environmental impacts.

Around 70 streetlights will be replaced and upgraded to LEDs, enhancing safety and providing reduced maintenance costs and energy consumption while enabling better environmental outcomes.

Western Power Executive Manager of Asset Operations, Zane Christmas, said the work underlined the business’s commitment to enhancing network resilience and safety to provide better power reliability for the community.

“This significant investment in infrastructure will benefit homes and businesses in Bellevue, Greenmount and Koongamia,” Mr Christmas said.

“They will improve safety and reliability performance of the network, reduce outage duration and frequency, and the need for infrastructure maintenance.”

To complete these upgrades safely, some planned outages are necessary. Homes and businesses impacted will be notified prior to any planned outages so they can prepare.

“We understand the planned outages can cause some short-term inconvenience to residents and businesses, but we’re asking the community to bear with us while we complete these important upgrades,” Mr Christmas said.

“We expect that this work will bring valuable improvements to reliability of power supply and help create a more resilient network which will benefit the whole community.”

Featured image: Works in progress on powerlines. Courtesy of Western Power.

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