The ABC reports that ActewAGL are toying with getting homeowners to pay for the privelige of having their powerlines run underground.
ActewAGL says putting in an underground network in Canberra’s older suburbs would cost several thousand dollars per house.
But the move would increase the value of a home by almost 3 per cent.
Mick Charlton from ActewAGL says that is in excess of the benefits to the company and it is seeking help from the public.
It seems to be just in the kite-flying stages right now with this line from Mick Charlton a real highlight in the annals of corporate communication:
That’s why we’re looking at all sorts of options and hence the survey that we’re sort of planning to do. To sort of get a feel from the public of whether there’d be any interest in some contribution from the customers at all.