Underground power visual inspections

News Update 16 July 2018
Underground Power

In 2017 the City successfully secured funding for three State Underground Power Program (SUPP) projects in the following areas;

  • Manning – all of the area bounded by Manning Road, Kwinana Freeway, Hope Avenue and Challenger Avenue
  • Collier – all of the area bounded by Canning Highway, Ryrie Avenue, Blamey Place and South Terrace
  • South Perth – all of the area bounded by Douglas Avenue, Canning Highway, Hovia Terrace and the area known as Hurlingham. 

As part of the preliminary design works, consultants Alliance Power and Data Pty Ltd (APD) will be in the areas of Collier and Manning from Monday 16 July 2018. They may require access to the front boundary of properties to determine current site conditions. This work will involve a visual inspection in and around the front boundary. Alliance Power and Data Pty Ltd (APD) may need to photograph site conditions and will respect the privacy of residents at all times.

While the design phase of the project is anticipated to take 4 months, there is currently no project construction start date. The City will provide updates to residents as information becomes available.

What is the State Underground Power Program?

The State Underground Power Program (SUPP) is a State Government initiative that involves placing the majority of overhead power lines in established areas underground. The Program is a partnership between the State Government, Western Power and local governments.
Local governments can nominate areas to be converted to underground power, with each nomination assessed against social, economic and technical criteria by the UPP Steering Committee.
For further information please visit the websites of the Public Utilities Office and Western Power.

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