City tak­ing back its power

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

THE City of Ned­lands will write to new En­ergy Min­is­ter Ben Wy­att to seek changes to the State Un­der­ground Power Pro­gram (SUPP) se­lec­tion cri­te­ria.

The meet­ing with Mr Wy­att will also be sought to dis­cuss es­tab­lish­ing a “cus­tomer de­sign and con­struct” sta­tus for the City’s un­der­ground power projects.

At last week’s coun­cil meet­ing, Ned­lands also re­solved to en­sure un­der­ground power in Hol­ly­wood would be pri­ori­tised if other ap­proved projects were can­celled.

Mayor Max Hip­kins said there would be fur­ther ex­plo­ration of the op­por­tu­nity to own and man­age the street light net­work and pre­pare a busi­ness case for coun­cil to con­sider.

“There will also be a re­quire­ment for the Hol­ly­wood Un­der­ground Power Project to in­clude LED light­ing and smart con­trol sys­tems,” he said.

“Sub­ject to re­ceipt of the de­tailed de­sign es­ti­mate – plus or mi­nus 10 per cent – and coun­cil en­dorse­ment of the fi­nan­cial model, a sec­ond con­sul­ta­tion process will take place.

“It will seek a yes-no an­swer to sup­port for the project, based on the in­di­vid­ual landowner’s con­tri­bu­tion, as es­tab­lished from the de­sign es­ti­mate.”

Mr Hip­kins said re­cent con­sul­ta­tion in­no­va­tions, such as the Your Voice sec­tion of the City’s web­site, con­trib­uted sig­nif­i­cantly to the de­ci­sion-mak­ing process.

“In the past, some peo­ple have not been clear on how and where to com­ment and how their in­put has been used, but this new web­site fea­ture has al­lowed them to see how the consultative process works from be­gin­ning to end,” he said.

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