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

December 2010
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Underground Power for Salter Point

Media Response 23 December 2010

Media enquiry regarding Salter Point will be receiving underground power as part of Round Five of the State Underground Power Program.

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September 2009
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Underground Power Project Completion - Como

Media Release 2 September 2009

The City together with Western Power this morning announced the completion of the Underground Power Project (UPP) in east Como.

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May 2008
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Underground Power and Kensington

Media Response 30 May 2008

Media enquiry regarding the commitment of Western Power and the State Government in relation to underground power in Kensington and surrounding area.

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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.