Attadale South Project Newsletter
A Message From The Mayor
I am delighted that Attadale South
residents will now receive underground
power as part of round four of the
Underground Power Program.
The State Government through the Office
of Energy has agreed to proceed with the
Attadale South project following a positive
Melville response to the August 2009 survey of
property owners in the project area.
There are practical, aesthetic and increased safety benefits
resulting from the undergrounding of the overhead power supply.
These benefits are already being enjoyed by City of Melville
residents in Applecross, Mount Pleasant and sections of Bicton and
Booragoon that have previously received underground power.
The City of Melville is very supportive of underground power and its
benefits which include more reliable power supplies, streetscape
enhancements and a safer and more secure environment resulting
from improved street lighting.
In this newsletter you will find information on the Attadale South
Project and also the funding arrangements for cost recovery from
property owners in the project.
We look forward to the successful implementation of underground
power in Attadale South and thank you in advance for your
patience and understanding while the works are in progress.
Mayor Russell Aubrey
City of Melville
SB 10 02296 COM
The Underground Power Program in Attadale South is a partnership
Information About The Project
between the State Government (through the Office of Energy),
Western Power and the City of Melvil e, to improve residential
There will be a series of Advices delivered to each property as the
amenity and security of power supply.
various stages of the work commence. Each Advice will have information
The works to underground the power supply to the areas of Attadale
about the work and the contractor’s phone number so queries can be
shown on the attached map, will commence in July 2010. The work
dealt with quickly. In addition to this Newsletter, there wil be updates
wil proceed continuously through the project area to minimise the
in local newspapers and a Changeover Newsletter delivered to all
impact on occupiers and enable the re-instatement of verges and
Property Owners and Occupiers shortly before changeovers take place
property as quickly as possible.
with details of changeover, street light instal ation and demolition of the
existing overhead system. It is important that you read the information
The anticipated timetable for each stage of the work is shown in the
provided to understand how the work wil be done and who to contact if
table on the back page of this brochure.
you have any queries about the work.
The cost to property owners will be included with the 2010/2011 rate notices along with various payment options. Rebates may be available for pensioners and
seniors. The cost of the project will be charged over the 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 financial years, to more closely align with the project timetable and will be
itemised on the rate notices for those years. This, and the availability of payment arrangements where required, should assist ratepayers in the repayment.
Property Service Installation
A new underground cable wil be instal ed from the front boundary
to the metre box of each property that presently has an overhead
connection. A Property Service Installation Advice wil be delivered
to the property a few days beforehand and the work should only
take a day or two. The cable is instal ed using underground dril ing
technology to minimise the impact on front gardens. It usually runs
from where the Connection Pil ar is to be instal ed, to the nearest point
of the building, up in the cavity or external y to the roof space, across
the ceiling, then down to the rear of the metre panel. Both ends of the
cable remain unconnected until changeover takes place.
Street Services Installation
Melville Power cables will be installed under the verge in each street using
directional dril ing to minimise any impact. Some minor excavation
in verges are necessary for the dril ing process, cable jointing and
the connection of Pillars to the system. Most Street Services work,
including verge re-instatements, should be completed within 21 days,
however work may take longer near equipment cabinets or on street
corners. Occupiers will be advised of any restrictions on access
to their properties or any necessary street closures. A Street
Services Installation Advice wil be delivered to the
property a few days before this work commences.
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Underground Power Program
Attadale South Project Area Work Flow
These will be either a green mini pillar or a slightly larger universal
pillar and they are installed as part of the Street Services work. Each
Connection Pillar must be located just inside the front boundary
of private property, usually in a front corner, and in every second
property wherever possible so it can serve two properties. The
locations of all the Connection Pillars are the most appropriate in
terms of the existing infrastructure and ease of installation of the
Approximately 10% of the connection pillars are universal pillars and
form an integral part of the system.
Completion of Cable
After the cable installation work has been completed, a Completion
Advice (Cable Installation) will be delivered to each property. It will
confirm that the work is complete in and around the property. This
advice wil ask residents to check their reticulation systems and
the area around the work and advise the relevant contractor of any
Re-instatements and Repairs
This Project requires major civil works and even with the non-invasive
methods used, some verge and front garden disruption will occur.
To assist the process, all verges and work areas will be video taped
before work commences.
Property Owners/Residents should direct any requests to the relevant
contractor, as they are responsible for all re-instatements and repairs
Melville and have all the appropriate resources. The various Advices delivered
during the project will contain the contractor’s contact details.
Property Owners/Residents can always contact Western Power or the
City of Melville on the numbers listed below if they are not satisfied
with the contractor’s response.
Property Owners/Residents will not be reimbursed for work done by
any other party to reinstate or repair damage caused by the contractor
during the work without the contractor’s prior authorisation. Property
Owners/Residents are encouraged to carry out minor re-instatements
or repairs if they wish, provided no reimbursement is sought. The
contractors reserve the right to charge for time taken to investigate
complaints that are subsequently shown to be clearly unrelated to the
underground power work.
The new lights are typical y located one metre from the edge of
the roadway and where possible are placed on the extensions of
side boundaries of properties and are general y alternated to both
sides of the road. Their locations are often very different to the old
lights as the layout is designed to conform to the relevant Australian
Standard. Queries relating to streetlight positions should be directed
to the City of Melville. Most of the new lights will be erected and
switched on in stages as the new circuits are energized. However
it may be that some lights cannot be erected until the existing
overhead system is removed.
Decommissioning and Removal of The
This will take place after the properties connected to the overhead system
have been changed to the new underground system. The timing of this will be
dependant on power supply security and will occur in stages throughout
There are no Western Power transmission lines in the project area.
All overhead wires and poles in the project area will be demolished.
The work wil commence in the vicinity of Burke Drive and Lentona
Rd and proceed through the Project area in the direction shown on
Property Service Installation
– July 11
Street Services Installation
– July 11
Street Light Installation
November 11 – December 11
Change over to Underground
December 10 – December 11
Removal of Overhead System
February 11 – December 11
The above dates are indicative only and intended as a guide to when
the various work stages will occur. Technical constraints may require
changes to some dates as the project proceeds and you will be
advised of these if necessary.
For additional information about the Underground Power Program
please go to http://www.westernpower.com.au/networkprojects/
Western Power - Tony Moore or Stephen Phelan-Hollatz
Ph: 9219 2004
City of Melville – Roy Bailey City of Melville
Ph: 9364 0674
This project wil greatly improve the overal amenity of the area and
bring significant benefits in terms of safety, security and continuity of
supply. We assure you of our commitment to carry out the work with
as little impact on property and occupiers as possible, and ask for
your cooperation and tolerance.
PLEASE RETAIN THIS NEWSLETTER UNTIL
THE WORKS ARE COMPLETE
SB 10 02296 COM