Underground Power

The City’s vision is to have overhead power lines placed underground throughout the entire City and we are well underway to achieving this goal with works on three Round Six project areas having commenced. 

The State Underground Power Program (SUPP) replaces overhead power lines with underground power infrastructure. The Program is a partnership between the State Government, Western Power and local government and is administered by Energy Policy WA (formerly known as the Public Utilities Office). 

In January 2017, it was announced that funding had been secured for three more City of South Perth projects - Manning, Collier and South Perth.

News Listings

March 2021
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Underground power one step closer

Media Release 22 March 2021

The State Underground Power Program (SUPP) construction works have started in Collier, the project area bounded by Canning Highway, Ryrie Avenue, Blamey Place and South Terrace.

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January 2021
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Underground Power update

News Update 19 January 2021

Work has commenced to switch from overhead power lines to an underground power supply in Collier, with works in the Manning project area to follow soon.

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September 2020
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City secures additional funding for underground power projects

News Update 23 September 2020

Council have accepted a $2.2 million COVID-19 financial relief package from Western Power to progress underground power projects in Manning and Collier which will substantially reduce the project costs.

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For questions related to the timing of the projects, site reinstatement or construction related activities, please contact Western Power at undergroundpower@westernpower.com.au

More information and frequently asked questions are available on the Western Power website

For information about the State Underground Power Program in general, visit the Public Utilities Office website.