Your questions from the NECA Industry Night in Busselton


The NECA team recently held an Industry Night event in Busselton which was attended by over 30 contractors from the region.

We received two questions from the floor that, given some recent changes to Western Power rules, we took on notice and promised to provide the answers in the next edition of eNews.

Q: Under Western Power’s new Small Strata Guidelines, could private pillars be installed downstream of the site main switchboard and if so how many connections can be made off a private mini pillar.

A:  Yes, private pillars could be installed downstream of the site main switchboard. The number of dwellings supplied off the private pillars would be dependent on the design of the pillar and site layout. However small strata developments referred to in Western Power Small Strata Guidelines are in relation to developments up to a maximum of 4 strata lots. CLICK HERE for further information.  

Q:  Under Western Power’s new Small Strata Guidelines, what is the maximum number of connections from a standard Western Power mini pillar?

A:  Western Power Small Strata Guidelines allow for 2 freehold lots to be connected to a standard mini pillar, with a maximum of 1 connection per lot. For Built Strata and Survey Strata lots, a maximum of 4 dwellings in total can be connected to a standard mini pillar.