Hon Mike Nahan BEc MS PhD MLA

Hon Mike Nahan BEc MS PhD MLA

Former Treasurer; Minister for Energy; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

    Underground power for record 17 Perth projects

    27/01/2017 11:30 AM
    • Record number of major residential projects selected for underground power

    A record 17 projects in Perth suburbs will receive underground power under Round Six of the State Underground Power Program announced today by the Liberal National Government.


    Energy Minister Mike Nahan said the 17 projects would provide underground power to about 18,000 properties across eight local government areas in the Perth metropolitan area.


    "The record number of projects demonstrates this Government's ongoing support for underground power and the benefits it brings to the community, including greater safety and reliability of electricity services and improved streetscapes," Dr Nahan said.


    "Almost 60 per cent of houses in the Perth metropolitan area now have underground power, with more than 1,000 kilometres of mostly residential streets having been undergrounded over the life of the State Underground Power Program.  The State Government has committed $49 million for about 18,000 properties to benefit from underground power in this round.  The projects, which will start in 2017, are expected to be completed by the end of 2021."


    The projects selected under Round Six are:


    Local governmentProject
    Town of CambridgeFloreat West, Floreat North and Floreat East
    City of MelvilleKardinya South, Alfred Cove East and Melville North
    City of South PerthSouth Perth, Collier and Manning
    Town of Victoria ParkVictoria Park West, Victoria Park East and Carlisle North
    City of StirlingTrigg and Menora
    City of BayswaterMaylands Central
    City of CockburnSouth Lake East
    City of CanningShelley West


    The Minister said the selection process considered the potential for projects to improve network security, the level of funding contributions offered by local governments and the level of community support for underground power.


    "A highly competitive selection process and the application of a cap of three projects per local government area, ensured a spread of projects across the Perth metropolitan area," he said.


    Fact File

    • More than 100,000 properties have now been funded to receive underground power
    • The State Underground Power Program is a partnership between the Government of Western Australia, Western Power, Horizon Power and local governments

    Minister's office - 6552 5700


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