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

September 2009

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

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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December 2007

Underground Power Moves Ahead

Media Release 5 December 2007

At the November Ordinary Council Meeting the City of South Perth Council moved to accept the estimate of costs prepared for the State Undergrounding of Powerlines Project (SUPP) Como East project, meaning that work on the project can now progress.

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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.