Impact on Farming
We understand it’s an important time for your business and we assure you we’re doing everything we can to minimise the impact on your seeding schedule.
There is a significant amount of work that needs to be done to repair the transmission network from Three Springs to Mumbida, Three Springs to Mungarra, Mungarra to Geraldton and the distribution lines from Geraldton to Northampton and surrounds.
If we require access to your property, the following guidance is provided:
- If a pole / line is intact and remain standing (just bent / tilted): we’ll require sufficient space on either side of the line to drive a truck / elevated work platform. We may require space for a turning circle around the impacted pole/line.
- If a pole or line is fallen: we’ll require room around the affected asset for trucks / elevated work platforms to navigate around safely, space for crews to setup for repair work and adequate turning circle for the trucks / elevated work platforms.
- Crews will be pleased to talk to land owners as they meet them, but under fault conditions, notice to access properties is not provided. We will ensure gates remain as they are found and undertake risk assessments on the land to minimise impacts.
If you see a downed powerline or damaged electrical asset on your property, stay at least 8 metres clear and call us on 13 13 51 to report the hazard.