Improving power and water in Aboriginal communities

The Department of Communities is working together with Horizon Power and the Water Corporation to improve power, water and wastewater in remote Aboriginal Communities.
Improving power and water in Aboriginal communities with the logos of Dept of Communities, Horizon Power and Water Corp
A joint project between the Department of Communities, Horizon Power and the Water Corporation.

The State Government is committed to improving power and water for Western Australians living in Aboriginal communities.

The Department of Communities currently provides power and water services to 141 Aboriginal communities through the Remote Essential and Municipal Services program.

We are working on a proposal to transfer responsibility for power and water from Communities to Horizon Power and Water Corporation.

This proposal would mean that Aboriginal people living in remote communities would receive the same standard of power and water services as similar sized communities elsewhere in the State.  Other benefits would include:

  • improving the long-term health and wellbeing of communities 
  • delivering cleaner and greener power and water solutions 
  • potential for new jobs based in local communities

This proposal requires detailed planning, preparation and consultation, which we are working on now, and final approval from the State Government.

More information

For further information please see our resources page or email powerwater@communities.wa.gov.au

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Power and water in remote Aboriginal communities

The Department of Communities, Horizon Power and Water Corporation are collaborating on a proposal to reshape the future of power and water services for Western Australians living in remote communities.
Page reviewed 29 November 2021