Power fail­ure for Ned­lands

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - Mon­tana Ar­don

RES­I­DENTS in parts of Ned­lands are an­gry that they have missed out yet again on un­der­ground power.

En­ergy Min­is­ter Mike Na­han an­nounced 17 new projects in round 6 of the State Un­der­ground Power Pro­gram last month, ben­e­fit­ing 18,000 prop­er­ties in eight lo­cal coun­cils, in­clud­ing the Town of Cam­bridge.

Hol­ly­wood Un­der­ground Power Ac­tion Group spokes­woman Cilla de Lacy said some res­i­dents on the south­ern side of Stir­ling High­way in Dalkeith and Ned­lands got un­der­ground power 20 years ago and paid $2000.

“Some of the south­ern side of Stir­ling High­way in Dalkeith and Ned­lands has had un­der­ground power for 20 years,” she said.

“Back then, it cost res­i­dents $2000.”

Ned­lands Mayor Max Hip­kins said the City was un­der­tak­ing a sur­vey of 475 prop­erty own­ers within the project area to gauge their views on the im­por­tance of in­stalling un­der­ground power in the area and their will­ing­ness to pay for it.

“The out­comes of the com­mu­nity en­gage­ment will form part of a re­port for coun­cil con­sid­er­a­tion at its coun­cil meet­ing in April,” he said.

“This will be de­liv­ered, along with a pre­sen­ta­tion of the pro­posed de­sign and costs, and fund­ing model op­tions.”

The western, north­ern and east­ern parts of Floreat were an­nounced as the three projects within the Town of Cam­bridge, with works due to be­gin this year.

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