Application process

Any application to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) for a change to an existing title as a result of: amalgamation of lots, creation of new lots, relocation of boundaries is subject to our assessment and is based on the guidelines contained within the Underground distribution schemes manual.

The process

  1. WAPC will refer your application to us for comment
  2. we will complete a desktop assessment and determine the conditions under which WAPC will either approve or refuse your application
  3. if approval is granted, complete the correct forms and advise us of your WAPC reference number, so we can provide an accurate quote or estimate
  4. read the accompanying documentation outlining the scope of work that is covered by us and any additional work required by you
  5. satisfy the conditions of your approved application, which may include:
    - provide underground power connections for each lot
    - remove or relocate our assets
    - register easements
    - transfer land
    - complete any internal electrical work
  6. once all conditions have been met, clearance can be requested

Clearances are often done by a surveyor and are required before a new title can be issued by Landgate. For further information, see our clearance section.

Reconsideration of conditions

If you feel a condition has been unfairly placed on your application, send a formal letter outlining your concerns, extenuating circumstances or issues to us:

Mail: Western Power
Locked Bag 2520
Perth WA 6001 
Fax:  08 9225 2073

We will take into account all the information provided and respond in a timely manner.

General information about subdividing

  • Underground connections (to pillars) are compulsory in both overhead and underground areas - unless the lots you are creating are larger than 50 hectares
  • All existing overhead services must be removed and converted to underground
  • Guidelines determine how power must be provided to a Western Power-approved subdivision according to its size, location and the surrounding infrastructure. Refer to the underground distribution scheme manual for details.

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