Melville South Project
Update Newsletter – April 2016
The City of Melvil e and Western Power are pleased to provide this update on the progress of
the Melvil e South Project. These updates are provided to all property owners and
stakeholders quarterly during the construction of the project.
Please see the map showing the Cells in the project area on the back o
f this newsletter.
The civil contractors, Diamond Communications
, are now installing underground cabling in
the streets in Cell 3 of the project. They are continuing to install the transformers and
switchgear units, and street lights where they are not too close to the existing overhead
The electrical contractors, Westralian Utility Services
, have now completed all house
service installations (the cable from the green dome at the front of the property to the meter
box) in the project.
The properties in Cell 1 were changed over to the new underground system in January and
February 2016 and changeovers wil continue in the rest of the project as the new circuits are
completed. The project is expected to be fully completed in January 2017.
Reinstatements and Repairs
The project’s contractors, Diamond Communications
& Westralian Utility Services
responsible for all re-instatement of their work areas as closely as possible to original
condition. To assist this, all work areas were photographed before work commenced.
The underground power work is presently being conducted in the verges in Cell 3 (see map
below) but please be aware that ATCO Gas has worked in many streets in the project area in
the last 9 months, and NBN is also working in the area. Please ensure that you are certain
of which work has caused the damage when you call about repairs or reinstatements. For
example, if your house is in Cell 5 and there is damage out on your verge, it won’t be our
work that caused it as we are only up to Cell 3 in our verge works.
AS DAMAGE THAT MAY BE CAUSED IS NOT ALWAYS EVIDENT, IT IS IMPORTANT
THAT YOU INSPECT THE WORK AREAS BOTH OUTSIDE AND WITHIN THE
PROPERTY, PARTICULARLY RETICULATION SYSTEMS, AND ADVISE DIAMOND
COMMUNICATIONS OR WESTRALIAN UTILITY SERVICES OF ANYTHING REQUIRING
Property Owners/Occupiers are welcome to carry out minor repairs or re-instatement if they
wish, provided no reimbursement is sought.
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For repairs or reinstatements OUTSIDE the property please cal
Diamond Communications – Office
T: 9311 5888
For repairs or reinstatements WITHIN the property please cal
Westralian Utility Services – Ben Prideaux
T: 9355 4844
For general enquiries about the project please cal
Western Power – Tony or Steve
see contact details below
City of Melvil e – Roy Bailey
T: 9364 0674
E: roy.bailey@melvil e.wa.gov.au
The State Underground Power Program in Melvil e South is a partnership between the
Government of Western Australia (through the Public Utilities Office), Western Power and the
City of Melvil e to improve residential amenity and security of power supply.
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