About Us

Built on a foundation of 60 years’ family experience and expertise in the electrical contracting industry, Powerlines Plus was established in March 2009 by David Riches.

David is a third generation electrical contractor. He is proud of his family history that has serviced Western Australia, a service that Powerlines Plus now provides in its own right.

Powerlines Plus has quickly risen to the forefront to offer power infrastructure, construction and maintenance for the mining sector and state power organisations.

Significant Company growth has enabled the establishment of a centrally located head office in Kelmscott with depots in Tom Price, Leonora and Wickham.

Electricians, Linesmen and Cable Jointers are included in our skilled team. A rapport with sub contractors and suppliers has been formed which guarantees contracts are effectively managed.

We have a commitment to Health, Safety, Environment and Quality in which we place high value. Polices and processes have been implemented to ensure our activities meet this commitment, and our Clients’ requirements.

We provide services for the smallest jobs right through to the biggest industrial projects.

Our Director

David Riches is a Linesman holding a Certificate III in ESI Distribution (Western Power trained) with over 10 years’ experience. His youth was spent alongside his father working on power lines throughout the state of Western Australia. Thus, David has knowledge and expertise beyond his years.

His on-site approach allows him to be actively involved in the daily operations of the business.

Additional qualifications held by David include include High Risk Licences for EWP, Dogging and Slewing mobile crane, together with Leadership, Cross Cultural Awareness, First Aid, and Working at Heights and Training.

We are Western Power, Horizon Power, and Rio Tinto accredited, providing all overhead & underground works for power line maintenance & construction.

Our Team

Powerlines Plus has a team of dedicated industry professionals. Our staff only perform activities in which they are trained, educated, experienced and verified competent. This is complemented by a commitment to providing our clients with the best quality workmanship. The team complete on-going training certifying skills are enhanced and maintained.

Our industry professionals include:

Business Manager
Construction Manager
Project Managers
HSE and Quality Managers
Certified III Linesman
“A” Grade Electricians
Plant Operators
Trade Assistants


We are committed to training Apprentices & Trainees and are one of the few privately owned companies to successfully train Cert III Distribution Linesmen.