Work to start on power cut problems in Kimberley

WORK to fix a power cut problem in Kimberley is set to start this month.

Central Networks will begin work to reinforce the low voltage on May 16, and work to renew the substation in James Street will start in August.

The electricity company plans to replace a 400 metre stretch of faulty cabling which has caused power cuts in the High Street, Ruby Paddocks and Laverock Close areas over the past two years.

Central Networks met with former electrical engineer Gerry Hargreaves, who lives in one of the houses affected in Laverock Close, at the beginning of this year following a mass of complaints from residents.

The 65-year-old’s home was one of about 30 properties that had been affected by the power cuts.

Some customer supplies will be interrupted while they are being transferred over to the new substation and low voltage network but those customers will be notified in advance.

Road diversions will be put in place.