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.


Do you have a question in relation to underground power?  Ask us here and we will respond.

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  • When do you think you might undertake putting underground power into the area that is joined by the Town of Cambridge and the City of Subiaco as now the small forgotten pocket of Floreat is going to continue with the inconvenience of Power outages and replacement of poles once again losing our power for 8 hours again. The rest of the area has it which does seem ridiculous my own home has underground power connection to my home and has done for 30 years yet 4 houses down the street is overhead wires and so the lose of power is frequent.

    AET Asked almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for your question. The earliest possible installation of underground power to the rest of Floreat will be in 2023 subject to support of Western Power and Council.

  • Can you please advise me of the progress of underground power for Mayfair Street, Mount Claremont? When are you proposing to initiate planning for this area of Mount Claremont? Who from the council should I be liaising with? Thank you, Amber Banfield 31 Mayfair Street, Mount Claremont ph: 0407770270 email: amber.banfield@worleyparsons.com

    Amber Asked about 2 years ago

    With respect to having underground power installed in the remainder of the City of Nedlands, the City is planning to complete the balance of the undergrounding of the remaining aerial 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.

  • When will there be underground power for Portland St Nedlands?

    Christina Asked about 2 years ago

    With respect to having underground power installed in the remainder of the City of Nedlands, the City is planning to complete the balance of the undergrounding of the remaining aerial 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.

  • Will underground power be added to Grovedale Road Floreat. The section which falls under the City of Nedlands. Have asked this question before but received no responses

    Kylie Asked about 2 years ago

    With respect to Grovedale Road, Floreat/Boronia Avenue, Nedlands, the City has planned to complete the balance of the under grounding of the remaining aerial systems as part of the ten year financial plan including Floreat, Mt Claremont and East Hollywood. 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.


  • Is Boronia avenue planned to have underground power - we live on the corner of Boronia and Karelia?

    James Edis Asked about 2 years ago

    With respect to Grovedale Road, Floreat/Boronia Avenue, Nedlands, the City has planned to complete the balance of the under grounding of the remaining aerial systems as part of the ten year financial plan including Floreat, Mt Claremont and East Hollywood. 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.

  • Please advise how and when Nedlands Council will to roll out the underground power project to the last 2000 residents? NO PLAN IS NOT AN ANSWER.

    Resident of Nedlands Asked over 2 years ago

    The completion of continuing the installation of underground power for the balance of the City is being considered in the draft 10-year financial plan currently being considered by Council.

  • Underground power in old Mt Claremont is there a timetable for this? It is very windy in this area and gets a lot of storm weather from the coast why is Hollywood area going ahead while this area is left with old infrastructure?

    Sue Lewis Asked over 2 years ago

    The Council is currently considering the draft ten year financial plan which includes provision for completion of almost all of the properties in Nedlands which still haven’t been serviced with underground power. The decision on which area would be completed first (Mt Claremont, East Hollywood, Floreat), has yet to be made although it is recognised that the existing power infrastructure in Mt Claremont is older and consequently a higher priority for replacement by Western Power.

  • Hello We live in Kingston st, nedlands. We seem to have missed out on underground power - are we EVER likely to have this on our street?

    Christine Tan Asked about 3 years ago

    Thank you for your question. The Hollywood Underground Power Project (West) provides a new model for delivering underground power projects outside the previous State Underground Power Program (SUPP). If this model is supported by both the Council and Western Power, then it could be utilised to complete the rest of the City of Nedlands.

  • I see that property owners in the Hollywood project area were to receive a letter from the City outlining the proposal and the estimated cost for each property (including any discounts that may be applicable) together with a short survey. I live in Hollywood and assume I am within the project area, yet did not receive the letter or survey form.

    Barc Asked about 3 years ago

    Thank you for your question.  Can you please contact the City's Director Technical Services (Martyn Glover 9273 3500) in relation to not receiving the survey. We need to know your address to determine if you are in the project area. 

    However, not all of Hollywood is included in this proposal, only the area is generally bounded by Loftus Street to Carrington Street, Dalkieth Road and Stirling Highway.  Please refer to the document library to view the detailed design which shows the lots within this proposal.

  • To what extent will the proposed underground power lines disrupt the verge lawns/gardens. Will the turf or plants be replaced? For example, should we expect a metre wide trench perpendicular to the street to run through the verge? To what extent would any access trench be required on a property? Also, how long will the disruption last - days or weeks for a particular house and street?

    Ian Asked about 3 years ago

    Thank you for your question.  The underground power is installed using horizontal boring techniques. This involves a drilling rig which bores horizontally between a series of excavated pits.

    The pits are generally around 100 metres apart, therefore the risk of excavation damage within the nature strip (verge) to any one property is minimised. Similar techniques using a smaller rig are used to access the private property

    It is only where these techniques cannot be used that the cable is trenched. It is anticipated that the whole project will take between six to nine months to complete. Generally the disruption to any one property would not exceed two weeks.