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

February 2017

Three underground power projects for the City of South Perth

Media Release 20 February 2017

Three nominated areas within the City of South Perth will have their overhead powerlines placed underground.

Underground Power
September 2014

State Underground Power Program

Media Response 2 September 2014

Media enquiry regarding underground power in the City of South Perth.

Underground Power
August 2012

State Underground Power Project

Media Response 16 August 2012

Media enquiry regarding areas of South Perth that currently have or are in the process of having Underground Power installed, and those areas that are not.

Underground Power

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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.