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Public consultation is an important part of transparent decision-making. We welcome feedback on the following projects to help determine their direction and ensure we are meeting customer and industry needs. 

Perth City Link

Connecting our customers and communities

The Perth Central Business District is rapidly expanding, with 14,000 businesses, 24,000 residents, 134,000 workers and 2.4 million visitors per year! We are supporting DevelopmentWA to deliver a bright future for the City by investing in the electricity network that supplies our city.

As the city grows, with new residential developments, commercial spaces and entertainment precincts, so does the need for power.

DevelopmentWA’s Perth City Link development requires new electricity infrastructure to support the future power needs of the city. Due to be completed in late 2020 this Western Power project is helping to deliver a lasting, reliable power supply to Perth CBD.

About the project

The project involves installing underground cable routes between our Cook Street substation and the Perth City Link development lots on Wellington Street. The 2.8 km cable route (as shown on the map below) will extend along Hay, Havelock, Wellington and Outram Streets in West Perth.

The underground cable route (conduit) will be installed through a narrow open trench. The work to excavate the trench and to install the conduit will be completed in short sections to minimise impact on road users, residents and businesses.

We have been in consultation with DevelopmentWA, City of Perth, Public Transport Authority and Main Roads WA to determine the best way to carry out the work with the least disruption and to obtain the necessary approvals.

Expected Timing

  • Hay Street between Outram and Colin - 30 December 2019 to 12 January 2020
  • Hay Street between Colin and Havelock - 13 January 2020 to 24 January 2020
  • Havelock Street between Hay and Murray - 28 January 2020 to 5 February 2020
  • Havelock Street between Murray and Wellington - 6 February 2020 to 14 February 2020
  • Wellington Street (south side) between Havelock and Sutherland - 17 February 2020 to 20 February 2020 (night works)
  • Wellington Street (south side) between Sutherland and Gordon - 21 February 2020 to 28 February 2020

Have your say

Complete our short online survey about the impact of our work on you business or residence to help shape the way we conduct this work and minimise inconvenience.

Our partners

Development WA logo

Western Power is working closely with the DevelopmentWA to support their vision for the Perth City Link project.

Cabling WA

Our construction partner is Cabling WA. We will work together to keep you up to date with progress. Cabling WA has more than 11 years of experience delivering specialist construction services to the energy infrastructure industry. 

More information

  • Project brochure: Connecting our customers and communities
  • Community Engagement team: 9326 4850 (office hours)
  • Urgent out of hours contact: 13 13 51
  • If you have a speech or hearing difficulty, contact us through the National Relay Service: 1800 13 13 51
  • Interpreter Services: 13 14 50

Underground cable routes between Cook Street substation and the Perth City Link development lots on Wellington Street