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Minister announces lead contractor to build new South-Metro depot in Forrestdale

Minister for Energy Bill Johnston today released the following media statement announcing that Australian business ADCO will be constructing our new $50 million energy depot:

Energy Minister Bill Johnston today announced local company ADCO as the lead contractor to build Western Power's $50 million South-Metro depot in Forrestdale.

Located at 186 Anstey Road, the 14-month construction project will create 1,100 jobs for Western Australians.

The South-Metro facility will be a central hub for energy services in the Perth metro area.

It will bring together 850 operational and service employees from the Kewdale, Mt Claremont, Forrestfield and Jandakot depots, and a fleet of 450 heavy and light vehicles.

The state-of-the-art facility includes electric vehicle charging stations, a solar panel micro-grid and a dedicated grid transformation warehouse for research.

Part of Western Power's depot modernisation program, the new facility will meet the growing energy needs of its customers while improving operational efficiencies.

Artist's impression drawing of the new Western Power South-Metro depot