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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. 

Powering East Perth

About the project

We are working to deliver a bright future for East Perth by investing in the electricity network that supplies the community.

We will be installing six underground cables between the Forrest Avenue Substation and Joel Terrace Substation. Underground ducts are already installed to contain two of these cables, as indicated by the orange line in the map (next page). The remaining four cables will be installed in new ducts along a separate cable route through a narrow open trench.

We are consulting with the City of Perth, Town of Vincent, Public Transport Authority and Main Roads to gain required approvals. After the work is complete, we will reinstate the area to equal or better than original condition.

How this work may affect you

Businesses and residents along the cable route will be notified before construction starts nearby, and provided information specifi c to that location.

We will work hard to keep disruptions to a minimum, however you may notice the following during works in your area:

  • some noise for short periods
  • parking bay closures and parking restrictions
  • some traffic lane closures, with lower speed limits in place to ensure safety
  • some night and weekend work to minimise disruption to traffic and some businesses.

The work to excavate the trench and install the cable will be completed in short sections to minimise impact on residents, businesses and road users.

Project timeline

From December to February 2020, we have been carrying out site investigations to determine the specific location of the cables.

Construction will commence in March 2020, starting from the Joel Terrace substation. We will be in touch closer to the time that we will be working near you.

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

Once construction is complete, the line will be commissioned in December 2021.

Our partner

Power on Cabling logo

Power On Cabling will be undertaking the work on behalf of Western Power.

They have been providing specialist construction services to the energy industry since 2008.

Power On Cabling has completed similar projects throughout Claremont, Nedlands and Cottlesloe and in the Perth CBD.

More information

  • Project brochure: Powering East Perth
  • Email:
  • 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

East Perth

Picton South transmission network reinforcement

To secure future power supplies in the South West region, Western Power is taking on a significant project in the region – the Picton South transmission network reinforcement project.

About the project

We’ve considered a number options before determining our preferred option. You can read about these in the options paper.

Our preferred option for securing electricity supply is a staged conversion from 66kV to 132kV, which will increase power capacity to the region and replace ageing assets in the area. This project is subject to approvals from relevant authorities following the outcome of the Regulatory Test. 

Have your say

We’re inviting you to share your thoughts on the options we’ve considered as part of the project.  Your feedback is also an important step in the Regulatory Test approval process for the Picton South transmission network reinforcement project.

Information sessions will be held in Perth and the South West to discuss all the possible options, including our preferred option. This forum provides an opportunity for anyone to ask questions and provide alternative options for consideration.

Perth Forum

When: Monday 17 February 2020, 9.30am – 11.00am

Where: Western Power Perth Office, 363 Wellington Street, Perth

South West Forum

When: Wednesday 19 February 2020, 11.00am – 12.30pm

Where: Quality Hotel Lighthouse, 2 Marlston Dr, Bunbury

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please confirm your attendance by Thursday 13 February 2020 to

If you can’t make it to an information session but would still like to comment, you can submit your feedback via email or post. Please note, your submission will be made public as part of our public consultation report. Please email your feedback to with the subject heading “Submission – Picton South transmission network reinforcement”. Alternatively, send your submission to:

Picton South transmission network reinforcement
Grid Transformation

Western Power
GPO Box L921
Perth WA 6842

Public consultation period

The deadline to submit your feedback is 5pm Friday 28 February 2020.

Want more information?

Please contact Srinivas Sampath on (08) 9326 7925 or email

Further information is also available on the ERA website.