Energy Minister Bill Johnston today announced the completion of an underground power project in Hilton and Hamilton Hill delivered under Western Power's Network Renewal Undergrounding Program Pilot (NRUPP).
- Hilton and Hamilton Hill underground power project complete
- 319 poles removed and 289 LED streetlights installed
- Over 65 per cent of the Perth metropolitan area has underground power
Residents in parts of Hilton and Hamilton Hill will now enjoy transformed streetscapes and improved safety and reliability with the completion of this work.
The project is the second NRUPP to be completed following the undergrounding of Eden Hill in December 2022. A further seven projects are in progress.
This latest project removed 11.5 kilometres of overhead cable and 319 poles, and installed 289 LED streetlights and 1084 new mains connections in Hilton and Hamilton Hill.
Western Power worked with the City of Fremantle and City of Cockburn to deliver the project which will reduce maintenance and operational costs for residents of the areas.
The City of Fremantle has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Western Power to progress a new underground power project in South Fremantle.
Undergrounding project areas are identified based on Western Power's network driven approach to replace ageing overhead assets with underground power. The cost is shared between the State Government, local governments and property owners.