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Inquiry Details


Inquiry Name:

Electricity Transmission and Distribution Management by Western Power and Horizon Power

Date Commenced:09/15/2009
Date Ended:10/23/2012
Inquiry Status:Past

Committee Name:

Public Administration Committee

House:Legislative Council

Members Conducting Inquiry
Members:Hon. Maxwell (Max) Wayne Trenorden MLC
Hon. Jonathan (Jon) Robert Ford MLC
Hon. Kenneth (Ken) Charles Baston MLC
Hon. James (Jim) Edward Chown MLC
Hon. Edmund (Ed) Rupert Joseph Dermer MLC


Media Statements:

09/19/2009
08/27/2010

Staff Members: Dr Colin Huntly, PhD(Law); BBus; PGradDipBus(Law); MCom (Advisory Officer)
Mr Alex Hickman, LLB (Advisory Officer (Legal))
Ms Margaret Liveris, Dip Pub Admin (Committee Clerk)

Contact Details

Phone No:(08) 9222 7379
Fax No:(08) 9222 7805
Email: Click here to send an email to the Committee Office

Terms of Reference:To undertake an inquiry into electricity transmission and distribution management by Western Power and Horizon Power, and in particular:
  1. issues raised in the report released by EnergySafety, 2008 Distribution Wood Pole Audit Review (May 2009);
  2. maintenance procedures;
  3. current wood distribution pole management practices;
  4. current wood transmission pole management practices;
  5. the use of other materials beside wood for electrical transmission and distribution poles;
  6. electricity pole management practices in other jurisdictions; and
  7. any other relevant matter.

Important Information

Legislative Council Guide to Making Submissions to a Parliamentary Committee
Making a Submission to a Parliamentary Committee of the Legislative Assembly





Deadline for Submissions:
11/06/2009
Deadline Comments:
The deadline for submissions has now closed

Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

Hearing Dates:

Date

Time

Venue

Organisation

Witnesses

Broadcasted In

Pub/Priv

10/20/201010:00 AMMr Des Donnelly (retired Forester)
11/09/201110:00 AMMr Doug Aberle, Managing Director, Western Power
11/21/201101:00 PMMr Doug Aberle, Managing Director, Western Power
06/20/201209:45 AMOffice of The Auditor General
09/19/201210:00 AMEconomic Regulation Authority
09/19/201210:45 AMEnergy Safety
09/19/201211:30 AMWestern Power


Related Written Submissions:

Written Submission by Office of Energy on 13 Oct 2009
Written Submission by City of Cockburn on 15 Oct 2009
Written Submission by City of Gosnells on 22 Oct 2009
Written Submission by Shire of Yilgarn on 22 Oct 2009
Written Submission by Shire of Mundaring on 26 Oct 2009
Written Submission by Shire of Dumbleyung on 26 Oct 2009
Written Submission by City of Belmont on 26 Oct 2009
Written Submission by City of Subiaco on 27 Oct 2009
Written Submission by Shire of Brookton on 27 Oct 2009
Written Submission by City of Stirling on 27 Oct 2009
Written Submission by Shire of Augusta - Margaret River on 28 Oct 2009
Written Submission by Shire of Toodyay on 28 Oct 2009
Written Submission by Shire of Broomehill - Tambellup on 29 Oct 2009
Written Submission by Shire of Menzies on 29 Oct 2009
Written Submission by City of Perth on 29 Oct 2009
Written Submission by City of Swan on 30 Oct 2009
Written Submission by City of Melville on 30 Oct 2009
Written Submission by Shire of Wagin on 2 Nov 2009
Written Submission by Shire of Murray on 2 Nov 2009
Written Submission by City of Bayswater on 2 Nov 2009
Written Submission by Shire of Denmark on 2 Nov 2009
Written Submission by D J Donnelly on 3 Nov 2009
Written Submission by Delta Corporation Limited on 3 Nov 2009
Written Submission by City of South Perth on 5 Nov 2009
Written Submission by Robert McGuinness on 5 Nov 2009
Written Submission by Insurance Council of Australia on 5 Nov 2009
Written Submission by Shire of Goomalling on 5 Nov 2009
Written Submission by Shire of Donnybrook / Balingup on 5 Nov 2009
Written Submission by A Hill, Helena River Catchment Group on 9 Nov 2009
Written Submission by City of Joondalup on 12 Nov 2009
Written Submission by Shire of Westonia on 12 Nov 2009
Written Submission by Mr Ken Beattie, National Manager, Rocla Poles Pty Ltd on 18 Feb 2010
Written Submission by Mr Mike Norton, President, WA Farmers Federation on 19 Mar 2010
Written Submission by Mr Peter Rowson (Managing Director, DBR Electrical Contractors) on 30 Jun 2010
Written Submission by Hon Judi Moylan MP (Federal Member for the Seat of Pearce) on 27 Aug 2010

Related Transcripts of Evidence:

• Evidence by Mr Colin Murphy (Auditor General for Western Australia, Office of the Auditor General ), Mr Glen Clarke (Deputy Auditor General, Office of the Auditor General), Mrs Michelle Shafizadeh (Assitant Auditor General, Standards and Quality Division, Office of the Auditor General) on 20/06/2012
• Evidence by Mr Gregory Watkinson (Chief Executive Officer, Economic Regulation Authority), Mr Lyndon Rowe (Chairman, Economic Regulation Authority), Mr Paul Kelly (Executive Director, Economic Regulation Authority), Mr Roberto Pullella (Executive Director, Access, Economic Regulation Authority) on 19/09/2012
• Evidence by Mr Paul Italiano (Chief Executive Officer, Western Power) on 19/09/2012
• Evidence by Mr Ken Bowron (Executive Director, EnergySafety), Mr Michael Bunko (Director, Electricity Compliance, EnergySafety), Mr Graham Rowe (Principal Engineer, EnergySafety) on 19/09/2012

Related Reports:

• Report No 14 - Unassisted Failure (20 Jan 2012)
• Report - Special Report (3 May 2012)
• Report - Special Report (27 Jun 2012)
• Special Report - Special Report Regarding "Report 14 - Unassisted Failure" (23 Oct 2012)

Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice: