Underground Power

The City of Nedlands continues to install underground power across the City with the completion of the West Hollywood project.

The projects in Claremont Triangle and Alfred Road (Town of Claremont project) and Alderbury Street, Floreat (Town of Cambridge project) are now progressing and close to completion.

When these projects are complete 78.5% of the City will have underground power installed to their properties, with a remaining 1,707 properties without underground power in East Hollywood, Floreat and Mt Claremont areas.

The City is now progressing with investigations on progressing the installation of underground power in these remaining properties.

Visit the newsfeeds and read the information on this engagement page to find out progress.


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:

  • If not already register, please do so on 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.

Opportunities to provide feedback on the projects will be available at key stages of the development of further projects.

All feedback and updates on the project will occur on in the 'Newsfeeds' on this engagement page.


The City of Nedlands continues to install underground power across the City with the completion of the West Hollywood project.

The projects in Claremont Triangle and Alfred Road (Town of Claremont project) and Alderbury Street, Floreat (Town of Cambridge project) are now progressing and close to completion.

When these projects are complete 78.5% of the City will have underground power installed to their properties, with a remaining 1,707 properties without underground power in East Hollywood, Floreat and Mt Claremont areas.

The City is now progressing with investigations on progressing the installation of underground power in these remaining properties.

Visit the newsfeeds and read the information on this engagement page to find out progress.


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:

  • If not already register, please do so on 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.

Opportunities to provide feedback on the projects will be available at key stages of the development of further projects.

All feedback and updates on the project will occur on in the 'Newsfeeds' on this engagement page.


  • Council continues to set aside funds for underground power

    4 months ago
    Money and

    The Council at its Ordinary Meeting of 26 February 2019 supported a Notice of Motion that funds be included in the 2019/20 budget for the detail design of underground power for the remaining properties in the City with aerial power.

    This is supported by the Administration and an amount of $220,000 has been included in the draft budget for next year.

    The benefit of this action is that the City of Nedlands will be project ready when Western Power and/or the State Government announces how underground power will be retro-fitted into the future.

    It must be noted that the City...

    The Council at its Ordinary Meeting of 26 February 2019 supported a Notice of Motion that funds be included in the 2019/20 budget for the detail design of underground power for the remaining properties in the City with aerial power.

    This is supported by the Administration and an amount of $220,000 has been included in the draft budget for next year.

    The benefit of this action is that the City of Nedlands will be project ready when Western Power and/or the State Government announces how underground power will be retro-fitted into the future.

    It must be noted that the City cannot legally install underground power assets and connect to the grid without the support of Western Power.

    Further information in regard to the current funding models, the City's underground power policy and relationship with Western Power can be found in the FAQs on this engagement page.

  • Hollywood West project all but completed

    5 months ago
    Last pole being removed

    All civil works have been completed for zones one, two and three of this project.

    Overhead line dismantling was undertaken during December and into early January 2019 including the completion of the street lighting installation.

    A ceremony to celebrate the removal of the “last pole” and the finalisation of the project was held on Tuesday 29 January 2019 in Weld Street adjacent Carrington Park.

    The project has come in on budget and slightly ahead of schedule, overall a very successful Underground Power Project for the City and the Community.

    A big thank you to all the patience of the residents...

    All civil works have been completed for zones one, two and three of this project.

    Overhead line dismantling was undertaken during December and into early January 2019 including the completion of the street lighting installation.

    A ceremony to celebrate the removal of the “last pole” and the finalisation of the project was held on Tuesday 29 January 2019 in Weld Street adjacent Carrington Park.

    The project has come in on budget and slightly ahead of schedule, overall a very successful Underground Power Project for the City and the Community.

    A big thank you to all the patience of the residents while this work was being undertaken.

    Thank you to the project participants (Western Power, Cable Layers Australia) who have worked collaboratively with the City in the delivery of the project.

  • Nedlands Triangle (Alfred Road) - Update

    5 months ago
    Underground power image cropped

    Contractors have commenced preliminary works in Zone 6 on 6 December 2018. This work mainly consisted of the location of services within the triangle area and along Alfred Road.

    The project is still in its early stages and is due for completion in April 2019.


    Contractors have commenced preliminary works in Zone 6 on 6 December 2018. This work mainly consisted of the location of services within the triangle area and along Alfred Road.

    The project is still in its early stages and is due for completion in April 2019.


  • Carrington Street - partial road closures

    6 months ago
    Diversion sign cropped

    During January 2019 there will be partial road closures on Carrington Street between Dalkeith Road and Ord Street to facilitate the removal of overhead power lines and the installation of new underground street lighting.

    To assist with the smooth and safe movement through the work site detours will be in place.

    Thank you for your patience while this important work is being undertaken.

    During January 2019 there will be partial road closures on Carrington Street between Dalkeith Road and Ord Street to facilitate the removal of overhead power lines and the installation of new underground street lighting.

    To assist with the smooth and safe movement through the work site detours will be in place.

    Thank you for your patience while this important work is being undertaken.

  • Carrington Street: redundant power lines being removed

    7 months ago
    Detour ahead cropped

    Cable Layers Australia will be undertaking works on Carrington Street on Sunday 18 November to remove redundant power lines as part of the Hollywood West underground power project.

    The west bound lane heading towards Loch Street (between Weld and Ord Street) will be closed from 7.30am to 1pm to ensure the power lines are removed safely.

    Traffic management will be in place during this time to enable motorists and pedestrians to pass safely. Full access will be available to the side streets during this time.

    Thank you for your cooperation during this time.

    Cable Layers Australia will be undertaking works on Carrington Street on Sunday 18 November to remove redundant power lines as part of the Hollywood West underground power project.

    The west bound lane heading towards Loch Street (between Weld and Ord Street) will be closed from 7.30am to 1pm to ensure the power lines are removed safely.

    Traffic management will be in place during this time to enable motorists and pedestrians to pass safely. Full access will be available to the side streets during this time.

    Thank you for your cooperation during this time.

  • How are we progressing?

    9 months ago
    Roadworks image   excavator

    Western Power's contractors, Cable Layers are nearly half way through the installation of placing power underground in the Hollywood West area.

    The proposed dates for completion dates for each zone (click on heading above to view map) is as follows:

    • Zone 1: 30 September 2018
    • Zone 2: 30 October 2018
    • Zone 3: 23 January 2019



    Western Power's contractors, Cable Layers are nearly half way through the installation of placing power underground in the Hollywood West area.

    The proposed dates for completion dates for each zone (click on heading above to view map) is as follows:

    • Zone 1: 30 September 2018
    • Zone 2: 30 October 2018
    • Zone 3: 23 January 2019



  • When will the remaining sections of the City receive underground power?

    10 months ago
    Power lines

    Residents have been asking when will the City be placing underground power in the remainder of the City.

    The City is planning to complete the balance of the undergrounding of the remaining aerial power systems as part of the ten year financial plan. Consequently, it is anticipated that the works will be completed during the next decade, however the exact timing for each area has yet to be determined.


    Residents have been asking when will the City be placing underground power in the remainder of the City.

    The City is planning to complete the balance of the undergrounding of the remaining aerial power systems as part of the ten year financial plan. Consequently, it is anticipated that the works will be completed during the next decade, however the exact timing for each area has yet to be determined.


  • Nedlands (West Hollywood) Underground Power Project Progressing

    11 months ago
    Underground power west hollywood august

    The underground power project is progressing to schedule. A summary of the current status follows:

    • Completion of Loftus Street cable jointing – testing in preparation of commissioning for house changeovers.
    • Napier Street completion of drilling both sides of the road.
    • Transformer installation on Government Road complete.
    18 resident issues reported with 17 closed out and one awaiting further action. All issues have been reported direct to the Contractor (Cable Layers) which reflects the effectiveness of the distribution of the resident project advices.

    The proposed dates for construction and status of completion for each of the zones are as follows:

    Zone

    ...

    The underground power project is progressing to schedule. A summary of the current status follows:

    • Completion of Loftus Street cable jointing – testing in preparation of commissioning for house changeovers.
    • Napier Street completion of drilling both sides of the road.
    • Transformer installation on Government Road complete.
    18 resident issues reported with 17 closed out and one awaiting further action. All issues have been reported direct to the Contractor (Cable Layers) which reflects the effectiveness of the distribution of the resident project advices.

    The proposed dates for construction and status of completion for each of the zones are as follows:

    Zone

    Start Date

    Finish Date

    Zone 1

    30 April 2018

    completed

    Zone 2

    11 July 2018

    15 October 2018

    Zone 3

    2 October 2018

    21 January 2019


  • Town of Cambridge Project - Alderbury Street Properties

    about 1 year 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 year 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.