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Linesmen donate to assist fire devastated home owners

Media Statement
For Immediate Use
27 February, 2014

Linesmen donate to assist fire devastated home owners

Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi is today being presented with a $5000 donation from local business, West Coast Energy PTY Ltd, to help families devastated by the Perth Hill fires last month.

Workers from the Canning Vale-based electrical contracting firm raised $5000 for the cause after workers experienced first-hand the damage from the fires. More than 50 homes were lost when fire swept through the area.

Many of the workers, who themselves are home owners and family men, were contracted by Western Power to help restore power after the fires. The damage they witnessed had a lasting impact so they vowed to help out on a personal level.

West Coast Energy Chief Executive Sean Horgan said it is pleasing to help the community.

“Our line mechanics were working with Western Power crews on power restoration following the fires and saw first-hand the devastation, so their gesture is a very genuine one,” said Mr Horgan.

“They really wanted to help out and although this is a very sad situation, it’s times like these that we’re very proud to have great staff working for us.

“Seeing everyone working together as one team is great and I’d like to thank our staff for the dedication in working with Western Power to replace 150 power poles and new powerlines in only three days – but also in their fundraising efforts.”

Western Power and its staff previously made a donation to the Perth Lord Mayor’s Appeal.

ENDS

About
West Coast Energy PTY Ltd is a leader in the electrical services sector – distribution, transmission and more. As a contractor of choice for some of Australia’s largest electricity network owners, West Coast Energy has 100 staff in Perth and 50 in Melbourne who pride themselves on safe service delivery.

Established in 2007, West Coast Energy is part of the well-established and highly respected Northpower Group which has a rapidly expanding resource pool of more than 1000 employees in Perth, Melbourne, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

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