The Public Utilities Office oversees and advises on the Aboriginal and Remote
Communities Power Supply Project. Horizon Power implements this project, which
improves (or regularises) the supply and delivery of electricity for a number of
remote indigenous communities in Western Australia. Residents in these
communities have become Horizon Power customers.
The objectives of this initiative are to:
The Aboriginal and Remote Communities
Power Supply Project consists of two phases. Phase 1 is now complete and Phase 2
Phase 1 was a pilot, funded by the Western Australian and
Australian governments. It covered the Aboriginal communities of Bidyadanga,
Beagle Bay, Djarindjin, Lombadina, Ardyaloon and Warmun.
Phase 2 of the
project, funded by the Western Australian Government only, covers the Aboriginal
communities of Kalumburu and Yungngora.
No other phases are planned at
this time. However, there is ongoing funding to maintain and operate the
electricity supply in communities funded to date through this program.
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