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. 

The City will monitor future funding rounds of the SUPP with a view to nominate other areas within the City for the program including Kensington.

News Listings

December 2021

State Underground Power works over Christmas

News Update 21 December 2021

The Western Power State Underground Power Project (SUPP) contractor Genus will stop work on site for the Christmas break from Tuesday 21 December 2021 until Wednesday 5 January 2022.

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November 2021

Collier and Manning State Underground Power progress

News Update 23 November 2021

The State Underground Power project in the Manning and Collier areas is progressing well with completion on schedule for mid 2022.

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July 2021

2021 Rate Notices and Recycling Centre vouchers coming soon

News Update 28 July 2021

2021/22 rates notices will be posted next week. Recycling Centre vouchers will be enclosed in the envelope along with important information about the budget and underground power for property owners in Manning and Collier.

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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.