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 2011

Salter Point Underground Power Project

Media Release 2 December 2011

The City along with Western Power and the Office of Energy today signed an agreement for the commencement of the State Underground Power Project for Round 5 in Salter Point.

Underground Power
June 2011

Underground Power

Media Response 15 June 2011

Media enquiry regarding underground power and the removal of overhead powerlines.

Underground Power
December 2010

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.

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.