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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.