As an outer-metropolitan and semi-rural area, Gidgegannup does not yet enjoy the same utilities
service levels as most metropolitan suburbs.
Below an overview of the current status.
The City of Swan maintains all roads except Toodyay Road, which falls under
Main Roads Western Australia (MRWA).
You can report any damaged signs, faulty traffic signals, worn markings, or unsafe conditions
to the numbers below.
|City of Swan Customer Services ||9267 9267|
|Main Roads WA ||1800 800 009 or 138 138|
Grid power is supplied by Wester Power. Some people use a generator as back-up during
power cuts. Photovoltaic systems are also in use, either in grid-feedback form or with
|Western Power emergency & fault line
||13 13 51|
|Western Power complaints investigations
||email / 13 10 87|
There is no mains gas in Gidgegannup. Gas bottles are available from local agents.
Landlines - Check with your preferred service provider for line rental and call rates.
Mobile - GSM and 3G/NextG coverage depending on location, handset and aerial.
More mobile phone towers are being planned. Check with your preferred service provider for coverage
details and rates.
Dial-up Internet - Available over analogue landlines.
Analogue landlines are generally noisy and slow.
Check with your preferred service provider for rates.
Broadband Internet - ADSL is available in the vicinity of the Gidgegannup and Rolling Green exchanges.
ADSL is not always available if you live further out from an exchange or if you are connected through a RIM.
The Gidgegannup Progress Association has been working with Telstra to overcome these limitations.
Please check with your preferred service provider or Telstra what the current situation in your area is.
If you can't get ADSL, a satellite or wireless system might be an option.
NBN Interim Satellite Service is now available. Check
to see if you qualify for a subsidized service.
Cable - Cable is not available in Gidgegannup. Antennas and satellite dishes are used.
Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman - A free and independent alternative dispute resolution scheme
for small business and residential consumers in Australia
with unresolved complaints about their telephone or internet services.
Currently there is no scheme water in Gidgegannup.
Presently water is supplied by rainwater collection, bores and dams. Contact the
City of Swan
for any regulations that might apply.
There is no reticulated sewer system in Gidgegannup.
Used are sceptic tanks and other on-site waste water treatment systems.
The re-use of grey water is only allowed with systems that have been approved by the Department of Health.
The exception to this rule is the self bucketing of grey water to garden areas.
Any installation of a waste water system needs prior approval from your local government.
Contact the City of Swan
for more information.
The Red Hill Waste Disposal facility, located off Toodyay Road, is an approved landfill.
It also offers facilities for the separate disposal of particular waste types such as plastic, paper,
glass, cardboard, cans, car bodies, batteries and computer hardware, thus facilitating recyling of
valuable materials and minimising possible harmful effects to the environment.
Residents of Gidgegannup are provided with a free pass allowing for the disposal of 3 garbage bags
per visit. Free trailer passes, six per year, can be obtained from the
City of Swan
Please note that the facility is closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
On all other days of the year the opening times are:
|Monday - Friday ||7:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Saturdays ||8:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Sundays ||10:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Red Hill Waste Disposal Facility ||9574 6235|
|Trailer passes, City of Swan ||9267 9267|
If you are looking for waste collection from your premises, there is a local private contractor
offering this service.
More recycling information can be found at:
- Planet Ark
- Mobile Muster