Underground Power

The City of Nedlands takes another step forward in progressing underground power for the City. The City of Nedlands is progressing with its underground power project with Western Power which will provide underground power to approximately 600 properties in the Hollywood west area.

To progress the proposal, two surveys were undertaken with the property owners during January-February and May-June to determine their views on the importance of installing underground power and their willingness to pay for the connection. The results of these activities can be found in the Council Report 26 April 2017.

Nedlands West Hollywood Project - Project Commencement

The implementation of stage of the Nedlands (West Hollywood) project is commencing. This project will take up to 10 months to complete. Please read the information on this engagement page to find out more.

How can you get involved, find out more or provide feedback?

Anyone can comment on the underground power projects within the City of Nedlands. You can participate by:

  • Registering to provide your feedback using the "Register to get involved" tab on this page
  • Asking us a question using the Ask us a Question tool and we will respond
  • Reading the frequently asked questions (FAQs) for further information
  • Providing feedback using the Feedback tool below.

Thank you for your interest in this project and your contributions. All feedback and updates on the project will occur on in the 'Newsfeeds' on this engagement page.

The City of Nedlands takes another step forward in progressing underground power for the City. The City of Nedlands is progressing with its underground power project with Western Power which will provide underground power to approximately 600 properties in the Hollywood west area.

To progress the proposal, two surveys were undertaken with the property owners during January-February and May-June to determine their views on the importance of installing underground power and their willingness to pay for the connection. The results of these activities can be found in the Council Report 26 April 2017.

Nedlands West Hollywood Project - Project Commencement

The implementation of stage of the Nedlands (West Hollywood) project is commencing. This project will take up to 10 months to complete. Please read the information on this engagement page to find out more.

How can you get involved, find out more or provide feedback?

Anyone can comment on the underground power projects within the City of Nedlands. You can participate by:

  • Registering to provide your feedback using the "Register to get involved" tab on this page
  • Asking us a question using the Ask us a Question tool and we will respond
  • Reading the frequently asked questions (FAQs) for further information
  • Providing feedback using the Feedback tool below.

Thank you for your interest in this project and your contributions. All feedback and updates on the project will occur on in the 'Newsfeeds' on this engagement page.

  • Town of Cambridge Project - Alderbury Street Properties

    about 1 month ago
    Cambridge news

    The Town of Cambridge underground power project has commenced following the completion of the detailed design by Western Power.

    A copy of the Town of Cambridge advertisement recently published in the POST newspaper can be found in this newsfeed. It provides advice on the timing of the project.


    The Town of Cambridge underground power project has commenced following the completion of the detailed design by Western Power.

    A copy of the Town of Cambridge advertisement recently published in the POST newspaper can be found in this newsfeed. It provides advice on the timing of the project.


  • Update on West Hollywood Project

    about 1 month ago
    Underground power
    Contractors, Cable Layers commenced the project in April 2018. Zone One: Loftus Street area has commenced which will include service locating, service road crossings, directional drilling of low volage ( LV) cables and installing the consumer mains.

    The project is currently running on budget and on schedule.

    Contractors, Cable Layers commenced the project in April 2018. Zone One: Loftus Street area has commenced which will include service locating, service road crossings, directional drilling of low volage ( LV) cables and installing the consumer mains.

    The project is currently running on budget and on schedule.

  • Town of Claremont Project - Alfred Road and Claremont Triangle Section

    about 2 months ago
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    The Town of Claremont and Western Power project involving properties within the Alfred Road and Claremont Triangle is commencing from June 2018.

    To find our more, please read the Town of Claremont underground power project newsletter in the document library.

    The Town of Claremont and Western Power project involving properties within the Alfred Road and Claremont Triangle is commencing from June 2018.

    To find our more, please read the Town of Claremont underground power project newsletter in the document library.

  • Interest rate applied and administration fees explained

    3 months ago
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    The interest rate is likely to be 4% interest. However, this percentage will be confirmed when the City finalises the borrowings. The percentage charged will relate to interest rates applied to borrowings at the time by the WA Treasury Corporation. The City will ensure the lowest rate available is achieved.

    The administration costs are included in the price estimate.

    The ten annual instalments will be of equal value.

    The interest rate is likely to be 4% interest. However, this percentage will be confirmed when the City finalises the borrowings. The percentage charged will relate to interest rates applied to borrowings at the time by the WA Treasury Corporation. The City will ensure the lowest rate available is achieved.

    The administration costs are included in the price estimate.

    The ten annual instalments will be of equal value.

  • Questions in relation to repayments

    3 months ago
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    Thank you to everyone who have been contacting us in relation to the underground power payments. We are currently working through them and will be providing a response shortly.

    We apologise for any inconvenience being caused.

    Thank you to everyone who have been contacting us in relation to the underground power payments. We are currently working through them and will be providing a response shortly.

    We apologise for any inconvenience being caused.

  • Closure of Government Road Cul-de-sac for underground power works

    3 months ago
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    The City is intending to close the cul-de-sac end of Government Road for a period of ten months, commencing on Tuesday, 1 May 2018 through to 28 February 2019. The purpose of the closure is to allow Western Power to use this section as a temporary storage area for the lay-down of materials and site facilities for the Nedlands West Hollywood underground power project (refer document library - plan of proposal).

    This temporary closure is being undertaken in accordance with the Local Government Act 1995, Subdivision 5, “Certain provisions about thoroughfares” Clause 3.50, “Closing certain thoroughfares to vehicles”.

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    The City is intending to close the cul-de-sac end of Government Road for a period of ten months, commencing on Tuesday, 1 May 2018 through to 28 February 2019. The purpose of the closure is to allow Western Power to use this section as a temporary storage area for the lay-down of materials and site facilities for the Nedlands West Hollywood underground power project (refer document library - plan of proposal).

    This temporary closure is being undertaken in accordance with the Local Government Act 1995, Subdivision 5, “Certain provisions about thoroughfares” Clause 3.50, “Closing certain thoroughfares to vehicles”.

    If you wish to lodge a submission in relation to the road closure, please address them to Chief Executive Officer, City of Nedlands, 71 Stirling Highway, Nedlands WA 6009 or forward an email to council@nedlands.wa.gov.au. All submissions will be taken into consideration, and are to be submitted no later than Friday 27 April 2018.

    Should you require any further information, please contact Maria Hulls, Manager Engineering Services on 08 9273 3500.

    Thank you for your cooperation while the City undertakes this important infrastructure project.
  • West Hollywood Area - Implementation Information

    3 months ago
    Underground power bedford st

    Work on the implementation stage of the Nedlands (West Hollywood) Underground Power Project will begin on 30 April.

    The City, together with Western Power, has already completed an upgrade to the capacity of the high voltage network in preparation for the latest work.

    Taking about 10 months to complete, the latest stage includes the installation of:

    • Remaining transformers and switchgear.
    • New underground network cables along road reserves.
    • Customer mains from the property boundary to the meter board, where required.
    • New LED street lighting using the latest technology.

    The removal of overheard powerlines will then follow.

    ...

    Work on the implementation stage of the Nedlands (West Hollywood) Underground Power Project will begin on 30 April.

    The City, together with Western Power, has already completed an upgrade to the capacity of the high voltage network in preparation for the latest work.

    Taking about 10 months to complete, the latest stage includes the installation of:

    • Remaining transformers and switchgear.
    • New underground network cables along road reserves.
    • Customer mains from the property boundary to the meter board, where required.
    • New LED street lighting using the latest technology.

    The removal of overheard powerlines will then follow.

    Cable Layers Australia have been contracted to do the work and will keep residents updated during the project.

    The City has a commitment to carrying out the work with as little impact as possible.

    The co-operation from everyone to ensure the project proceeds smoothly will be appreciated. Both the City and Western Power will be keeping you up-to-date as the project progresses.

    During the works each property will receive a series of advices with information about the work, as well as the contractor’s phone number so enquiries can be dealt with quickly.

    This underground power project will greatly improve the overall amenity of the area and bring significant benefits in terms of safety, security and continuity of supply.

    To find out more, check out the newsletter in the document library and read the FAQs.

  • Stage 2 Planning nearly completed

    5 months ago
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    The next stage of the underground power project is progressing by Western Power who are currently completing the tendering process for the project. The second stage will take approximately nine months to compete and include the installation of the remaining transformers and switchgear, new underground network cables, customer mains from the property boundary and new LED street lighting.

    The next stage will also include advice on the final individual contribution for each property and payment options (single or 10 year loan).

    The City is currently developing a newsletter for all property owners within the project area which will be distributed...

    The next stage of the underground power project is progressing by Western Power who are currently completing the tendering process for the project. The second stage will take approximately nine months to compete and include the installation of the remaining transformers and switchgear, new underground network cables, customer mains from the property boundary and new LED street lighting.

    The next stage will also include advice on the final individual contribution for each property and payment options (single or 10 year loan).

    The City is currently developing a newsletter for all property owners within the project area which will be distributed once Western Power has confirmed the successful tenderer and the work flow for the installation across the project area. Property owners will also be receiving a series of advices from Western Power or their contractors throughout the project as various stages of the work begins. The City will also be issuing further newsletters and updates via Your Voice Nedlands at key stages throughout the project.

  • Notification of Works - Primary Equipment Locations (Site 2 Loftus Street, Site 3 - Napier Street)

    6 months ago
    Underground power box

    Western Power will be undertaking works to install ground mounted transformer units and switch gear (630 KVA 11 KV MPS TX) in the drainage sumps at Loftus and Napier Streets which are essential for the management of power distribution for the Hollywood West underground power project. The installations will occur in the following locations from Monday 15 January 2018:


    Western Power will be undertaking works to install ground mounted transformer units and switch gear (630 KVA 11 KV MPS TX) in the drainage sumps at Loftus and Napier Streets which are essential for the management of power distribution for the Hollywood West underground power project. The installations will occur in the following locations from Monday 15 January 2018:


  • Proposal - Alfred Road

    8 months ago
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    The Town of Claremont has been successful in progressing a customer-funded underground power project for the remainder of Claremont on the same basis as the West Hollywood project in Nedlands. The Claremont project is bound to the north by Alfred Road, and to the east by Brockway. During the design of the project, the project partners did not recognise that there were 80 properties within the City of Nedlands that received their power from the aerial network in Claremont. The City also recognised that there were a further 13 properties who could receive underground power due to the relocation of...

    The Town of Claremont has been successful in progressing a customer-funded underground power project for the remainder of Claremont on the same basis as the West Hollywood project in Nedlands. The Claremont project is bound to the north by Alfred Road, and to the east by Brockway. During the design of the project, the project partners did not recognise that there were 80 properties within the City of Nedlands that received their power from the aerial network in Claremont. The City also recognised that there were a further 13 properties who could receive underground power due to the relocation of the Mimosa Avenue transformer to College Green.

    Council at it’s Ordinary Meeting of Tuesday 28 November resolved that:

    “Council requests the Administration conduct a community consultation of the landowners within the Alfred Road Underground Power Project to ascertain the level of support to fund underground power to the 93 properties affected.”

    The City is writing to all property owners within the project area to gauge their level of support for this proposal.

    In accordance with the City practice, the affected property owners are being invited to complete the survey currently being posted. The results of the survey will be included in the decision-making process for Council.

    Should the project progress, works are anticipated to be completed within the next 18 months.