Our power poles and wires need to be inspected regularly to make sure they are safe and do not pose a risk to individuals and communities.
With our network spread far and wide, our assets are often located on our customers' properties so from time to time, our teams may need to access your property to assess the condition of our power poles. We realise this may be an inconvenience to land owners but it is a necessity to keep yourself, your family, your property and your community safe.
To minimise disruption, you can submit a property access form, so we can:
- contact you prior to accessing your property
- take into account property entry considerations prior to accessing your land
- please note that you don't have to provide this information. If you do, we'll only use it to organise access to the property and we will not give it to any third parties without your consent.
Western Power has statutory land entry powers prescribed under the Energy Operators (Powers) Act 1979 (WA). However, we will always adhere to any property entry requirements, where practicable.
If you have any queries, please contact us on 13 10 87.
Helicopter line maintenance
We also carry out line maintenance work throughout the year. This important work involves using a helicopter to conduct routine maintenance of high voltage transmission lines.
The helicopters fly low – around the same height as poles – so we recommend that farmers who may be concerned about disruption to their livestock consider moving them away from power lines.
Keep informed of upcoming aerial works in your area by submitting you details below.