Aboriginal Community Embedded Networks

We have safely completed upgrades to 13 remote Aboriginal communities.


Previously, the overhead and underground electricity infrastructure across 13 of our state’s remotest communities wasn't owned or operated by Horizon Power. This project transferred ownership and responsibility of the poles, wires and underground cables to us — so we can provide reliable, affordable power and upgrade existing infrastructure where required. 

Standardising operations, supply and maintenance will deliver a higher level of customer service to customers and ensure everyone receives utility-standard operations and consumer protections, regardless of where they live.

The project was delivered in March 2022 as part of Horizon Power’s $75 million Renew the Regions program, a WA Recovery Plan initiative aimed at creating jobs and improving services in the regions.

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Providing our communities with utility-standard operations and maintenance

Communities included in this program include:

  • East Kimberley: Emu Creek, Bell Springs, Mud Springs, Munthanmar, Koongie Park, Mardiwah Loop
  • West Kimberley: Joy Springs, Karnparrmi, Gillarong, Loanbun
  • Gascoyne Mid West: Woodgamia, Buttah Windee
  • Goldfields Esperance: Marmion Village

Keeping it local

Supporting regional economies is important to us. That's why we worked with regional contractors and Aboriginal-owned businesses to deliver this project and will continue to work with locals over the lifetime of the networks.

Some of our local partners include:

  • Arc Electrical, DJ Rivers Electrical and Greenhill Electrical provided the electrical services contracts for this exciting project.
  • Greenhill Electrical, based in Kalgoorlie, serviced the communities located around the Goldfields Esperance region.
  • Our Kimberley-based contractor, Vision Power, upgraded streetlights, replaced cables, poles and pillars, and more.

Infrastructure upgrades

Did you know we installed 53kW LED streetlights and completed over 250 electrical inspections across the communities as a part of our electrical infrastructure upgrades? 

These lights don’t just reduce costs and greenhouse gas emissions, they also significantly improve night-time visibility, making the communities safer for road users and pedestrians.

What does this mean for our community?

When the power goes out, we can just sit back, be patient and wait for the Horizon mob.

Now we’ve got the Horizon Power app, too. When we need to put credit onto our accounts, we can just go online. And the app keeps us updated on power outages and gives us all the information we need.

Shane Skinner

Spokesperson for the Karnparmi community

Horizon Power acknowledges the Traditional Custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders past, present and emerging.

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