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We're undertaking a $4.6M upgrade to network infrastructure in the Perenjori townsite

Perenjori shire

The upgrade will improve and modernise the town’s electricity network, revitalising the visual appeal of Fowler Street with underground power and new street lighting, and improving the reliability of power to the Perenjori roadhouse.

Western Power is working closely with the Shire of Perenjori to coordinate the upgrades in stages to minimise disruptions to residents, businesses and visitors to the town.

The project will be funded and delivered by Western Power with a contribution from the Shire of Perenjori for customer service connections to the underground along the main street.

Planned network upgrades

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  1. Undergrounding of the powerlines along the main street
  2. Upgrading the town’s overhead powerlines and poles
  3. Installing decorative streetlight poles along the southern side of Fowler Street
  4. Installing new LED streetlights throughout the town
  5. extending the microgrid to the Perenjori roadhouse
  6. Installing advanced meters to replace residents existing meters.


Work is beginning in July 2022 at the Perenjori Roadhouse. No major work will be undertaken along the southside of Fowler street during September and early October to ensure minimum impacts on the town during wildflower tourist season.

July 2022

Work starts

July-August 2022

Underground and overhead work

September-October 2022

Overhead work and LED streetlights installed

November-early 2023

Underground work and decommissioning of overhead lines on the main street

Early 2023

Underground work and decommissioning of overhead lines on the main street

July 2023-June 2024

Upgrade approximately 130 assets on the Perenjori-Morawa line that require maintenance

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Shaded areas indicate:

  1. Upgrades to overhead power (replacement of wires and some poles), streetlights upgraded with LEDs
  2. Underground power to Roadhouse
  3. Installation of underground power and customer mains cables, removal of overhead wires and poles
  4. Installation of 15 decorative streetlight poles with LEDs on main street
  5. Upgrades to overhead power






How this work may affect you

Western Power’s contractors are working closely with the Shire of Perenjori to keep disruptions to a minimum, however you may notice the following during work:

  • some of the excavation works to install underground cables will be noisy and dusty
  • traffic redirections will ensure the safety of residents and contractors. Access to your business or property will be maintained.
  • short power interruptions will be experienced while this work is being completed. We’ll notify residents in advance should a power interruption be required.
  • temporary fencing, barriers, signage and other safety measures will be in  place throughout the project
  • directional drilling underneath the road in short sections will be used to install most cables along the main street
  • some open trenching will occur to install service cables to properties along Fowler Street
  • road and footpaths will be reinstated after excavation works are complete.

We thank the community in advance for their patience and support.