PERTH’S most infamous power pole is still inside the confines of a street in Landsdale – and it now has company.
A day after Seven News Perth reported residents’ concerns, the pole had water-filled bollards and three traffic controllers stationed around it at the intersection of Candlestick Avenue and Landsdale Road.
They were put on duty after locals queried the safety of the pole, which became marooned on the road after the kerb was built a metre away from it.
The developers of a new sub-division built the road around the pole rather than waiting for it to be moved.
Western Power says it takes time to plan the removal of high voltage power lines and it’s disappointed the developers didn’t wait before building the road.
The developers, meanwhile, say they had traffic management in place but it was tampered with.
Locals had told Seven News Perth of their worries about the situation.
“One night this young chap has come with a little bike, no lights on, and he’s lucky to be alive,” Domenic Gallizzi said.
“He just missed (the pole).”
Residents face being without power for hours on October 28, when the pole is finally shifted.