Kensington Project Area

Map of the Kensington underground power area

Background

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. 

Western Power is currently finalising the detailed design for the installation of underground power in the Kensington and surrounding area indicated above. Following this, a report will be presented to Council to endorse the project and subsequent charges.

Benefits of underground power

Underground power delivers a host of benefits such as improved reliability and supply enhanced streetscapes and visual amenity; reduced street tree maintenance costs for local governments and LED streetlighting.

LED streetlighting benefits include:

  • 30 per cent less energy use than standard streetlights
  • Reach full brightness instantly
  • Contain no mercury or lead, which is better for the environment
  • Emit no UV rays or infrared radiation
  • Operate at a much cooler temperature, making LED lights a safer option
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and landfill.

Keeping you informed

The City will provide further updates on this page as the project progresses and residents will soon be invited to an information session with the project team that will cover what you can expect as the works proceed and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

News Listings

June 2023

An update on underground power

News Update 1 June 2023

Underground power delivers a host of benefits such as improved reliability and supply enhanced streetscapes and visual amenity.

Underground Power
September 2022

Underground power to the people in Manning

News Update 30 September 2022

The Manning Underground Power Project is officially complete, with removal of the last power pole at the corner of Marsh Avenue and Henning Crescent.

Underground Power
May 2022
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Underground Power - Community Information Session, Wednesday 25 May 2022

News Update 23 May 2022

Property owners in the South Perth and Hurlingham area will be able to find out more about the City's next underground power project at a Community Information Session on Wednesday 25 May 2022.

Underground Power
March 2022
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Underground Power update

News Update 4 March 2022

Underground power is one step closer in the South Perth and Hurlingham project areas.

Underground Power