City of Subiaco has completed the undergrounding of the municipality’s entire street level power network (WA).
Western Power today removed the last power pole in the City of Subiaco after completing the municipality’s final underground power project in Shenton Park.
“Undergrounding their overhead electricity network has been a more than 30-year dream for the City of Subiaco – and that dream has finally turned into reality with Western Power today removing the last street power pole,” Said Minister Mike Nahan.
The Minister said that since 1982 about 10,000 properties in the area had been converted from aboveground to underground power.
Two projects were part of the State Underground Power Project (SUPP), which is administered by the Public Utilities Office and is jointly funded by the State Government, local governments and Western Power, while the City of Subiaco funded the remaining works.
Dr Nahan said the final project in Shenton Park – funded entirely by the City of Subiaco – was completed by the experienced SUPP team.
“Underground power in the right location safeguards the electricity network for future generations, and improves the reliability and safety of supply which I am sure Subiaco residents will enjoy for many years to come,” he said.
“Such projects are true partnerships between the State Government, local governments and Western Power, with each party working together to benefit local communities.”