13 Aboriginal Communities across WA
Project completion March 2022
Upgraded electrical infrastructure in remote communities throughout Bell Springs, Emu Creek, Mud Springs, Munthanmar, Koongie Park, Mardiwah Loop, Joy Springs, Gillarong, Karnparrmi, Loanbun, Woodgamia, Buttah Windee, Marmion Village
Currently, the overhead and underground electricity infrastructure in these communities isn’t owned or operated by Horizon Power. This project transfers ownership and responsibility to us, so we can provide reliable, affordable power to our state’s remotest communities. It includes upgrades to existing infrastructure where required.
Standardising operations, supply and maintenance, will deliver a higher level of customer service to customers and ensure everyone receives utility-standard operations and consumer protections, regardless of where they live.
We’re pleased to announce that we have safely completed upgrades to the 13 remote Aboriginal communities involved in this project.
The improvements mean we can deliver more regional ressies utility-grade power safely and with the expert support they deserve.
As a part of this project, we’ve taken ownership of the community networks.
This means if there’s a fault or outage, customers in these communities can now call us for support on 13 23 51.
West Kimberley community upgrades in Joy Springs, Karnparrmi, Koongie Park, Gillarong and Loanbun wrapped up in September 2021.
Our Kimberley-based contractor, Vision Power, upgraded streetlights, replaced cables, poles and pillars, and more.
Did you know we’re installing 53kW LED streetlights across the communities as a part of our electrical infrastructure upgrades?
These lights don’t just reduce costs and greenhouse gas emissions, they also significantly improve night-time visibility, making the communities safer for road users and pedestrians.
We kicked off pre-works and site inspections in the first week of March 2021 in Mud Springs, Emu Creek, Munthanmar and Bell Springs, all in the East Kimberley.
Our contracted electricians inspected house meter panels and remedied minor electrical issues so they can issue safety certificates.
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve awarded local sparkies Arc Electrical, DJ Rivers Electrical and Greenhill Electrical the electrical services contracts for this exciting project.
Greenhill Electrical, based in Kalgoorlie, will service the communities located around the Goldfields Esperance region, and Kimberley locals Arc Electrical and DJ Rivers Electrical will look after our Kimberley communities.