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Underground power

As part of the WA Government’s State Underground Power Program (SUPP), we’ve been progressively moving Perth’s overhead electricity network underground. 

It’s something we started in 1996 following a string of major storms, which resulted in ongoing network outages.

Today, over 60% of properties in the Perth metro area are connected to underground power.

Is my area switching to underground?

Check the list below to see if your area is moving to underground power now or in the near future. We’ll update the list with start and finish dates as projects progress.

Our guide to what’s happening in your area will help you understand what’s involved and how it may impact you and the underground power FAQs will help you understand more about the process.

Note – Project timelines are subject to change.

 

Local government updates State Underground Power Program | City of Melville
Project type

State Underground Power Project (SUPP)

Start date Quarter 4, 2018
Completion date Quarter 1, 2020
Map of affected area Download map
Local government updates Town of Victoria Park
Project type

State Underground Power Project (SUPP)

Scheduled start date Quarter 1, 2020
Scheduled completion date Quarter 1, 2021
Map of affected area Download map
Local government Town of Claremont
Project type

Retrospective Underground Power Project (RUPP)

Scheduled start date Quarter 2, 2018
Scheduled completion date Quarter 2, 2019
Map of affected area Download map
Local government updates Underground Power | City of South Perth
Project type

State Underground Power Project (SUPP)

Scheduled start date Quarter 2, 2020
Scheduled completion date Quarter 3, 2021
Map of affected area Download map

Local government Town of Cambridge 
Local government updates State Underground Power Round 6 | Town of Cambridge
Project type

State Underground Power Project (SUPP)

Completion date Quarter 3, 2019
Map of affected area Download map
Local government Town of Cambridge
Project type

State Underground Power Project (SUPP)

Local government updates State Underground Power Round 6 | Town of Cambridge
Completion date Quarter 3, 2019
Map of affected area Download map
Local government Town of Cambridge
Local government updates State Underground Power Round 6 | Town of Cambridge
Project type

State Underground Power Project (SUPP)

Scheduled start date Project Commenced
Scheduled completion date Quarter 4, 2019
Map of affected area Download map
Local government updates State Underground Power Program | City of Melville
Project type

State Underground Power Project (SUPP)

Scheduled start date Quarter 1, 2020
Scheduled completion date Quarter 2, 2021
Map of affected area Download map
Local government updates Underground Power | City of South Perth
Project type

State Underground Power Project (SUPP)

Scheduled start date Quarter 2, 2020
Scheduled completion date Quarter 3, 2021
Map of affected area Download map
Local government City of Bayswater
Project type

State Underground Power Project (SUPP)

Scheduled start date Quarter 3, 2020
Scheduled completion date Quarter 4, 2021
Map of affected area Download map
Local government updates State Underground Power Program | City of Melville
Project type

State Underground Power Project (SUPP)

Start date December 2018
Scheduled completion date Quarter 1, 2020
Map of affected area Download map
Local government updates City of Stirling
Project type

State Underground Power Project (SUPP)

Start date Quarter 4, 2018
Completion date Quarter 1, 2020
Map of affected area Download map
Local government City of Nedlands
Project type

Retrospective Underground Power Project (RUPP)

Local government updates Underground Power | City of Nedlands
Scheduled start date Quarter 2, 2018
Scheduled completion date Quarter 1, 2019
Map of affected area Download map
Local government updates State Underground Power Program | City of Canning
Project type

State Underground Power Project (SUPP)

Scheduled start date Quarter 2, 2020
Scheduled completion date Quarter 2, 2021
Map of affected area Download map
Local government City of Cockburn
Project type

State Underground Power Project (SUPP)

Scheduled start date Quarter 2, 2021
Scheduled completion date Quarter 2, 2022
Map of affected area Download map
Local government updates Underground Power | City of South Perth
Project type

State Underground Power Project (SUPP)

Scheduled start date Quarter 4, 2021
Scheduled completion date Quarter 1, 2023
Map of affected area Download map
Local government updates Underground Power | City of Stirling
Project type

State Underground Power Project (SUPP)

Scheduled start date Quarter 1, 2020
Scheduled completion date Quarter 2, 2021
Map of affected area Download map
Local government updates Underground Power Project | Town of Victoria Park
Project type

State Underground Power Project (SUPP)

Scheduled start date Quarter 1, 2020
Scheduled completion date Quarter 1, 2021
Map of affected area Download map
Local government updates Underground Power Project | Town of Victoria Park
Project type

State Underground Power Project (SUPP)

Scheduled start date Quarter 1, 2020
Scheduled completion date Quarter 3, 2021
Map of affected area Download map
Local government Town of Cambridge
Project type

Retrospective Underground Power Project (RUPP)

Local government updates State Underground Power Round 6 | Town of Cambridge
Scheduled start date Quarter 1, 2019
Scheduled completion date Quarter 1, 2020
Map of affected area Download map