Subiaco achieves underground power dream

Western Australian Energy Minister Mike Nahan has congratulated the City of Subiaco for undergrounding the municipality’s entire street level power network – a project that has been three decades in the making.

Western Power removed the last power pole in the city in early March, after completing the municipality’s final underground power project in Shenton Park.

Since 1982, about 10,000 properties in the area have 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. The City of Subiaco funded the remaining works.

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,” Dr Nahan said.