Kensington Project Area

Map of the Kensington underground power area


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

December 2021

State Underground Power works over Christmas

News Update 21 December 2021

The Western Power State Underground Power Project (SUPP) contractor Genus will stop work on site for the Christmas break from Tuesday 21 December 2021 until Wednesday 5 January 2022.

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November 2021

Collier and Manning State Underground Power progress

News Update 23 November 2021

The State Underground Power project in the Manning and Collier areas is progressing well with completion on schedule for mid 2022.

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July 2021

2021 Rate Notices and Recycling Centre vouchers coming soon

News Update 28 July 2021

2021/22 rates notices will be posted next week. Recycling Centre vouchers will be enclosed in the envelope along with important information about the budget and underground power for property owners in Manning and Collier.

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June 2021

Collier and Manning State Underground Power Project update

News Update 29 June 2021

The 2021 rate notice for property owners in the Collier and Manning project areas will include the underground power connection fee and a network charge.

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