South Durras residents will now be better connected in the event of bushfires or extreme weather events, following the relocation of power cables in the area.
The Labor Government has committed $221,000 to improve the resilience of power and telecommunications infrastructure in the area.
A portion of the funding has been used to relocate the power cables to the local NBN fixed-wireless tower, ensuring more resilient communication in the event of an extreme weather event or bushfire.
Previously the cable had been above ground close to trees and other hazards, meaning it could be easily severed or damaged during the event of a bushfire or other extreme weather event.
Relocating the cable underground minimises the risk of damage and provides more reliable NBN to the surrounding communities.
“I saw the terrible circumstances South Durras faced during the bushfires. That’s why I made improved power and telecommunications for this community an election commitment,” Member for Gilmore Fiona Phillips says.
“The Durras community is an organised, resilient and reliable one, and I want their power and telecommunications to reflect that,” Fiona says.