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  • $20 million Scarborough underground power project now complete
  • 2,244 homes and businesses in the City of Stirling to benefit
  • 493 poles removed and 354 new LED streetlights installed

Perth's expanding underground power network continues to benefit residents and businesses, following the completion of the $20 million Scarborough project in the City of Stirling.

Part of Western Power's underground power program is the Network Renewal Undergrounding Program (NRUPP); the project removed 493 poles and 23 kilometres of overhead cable and installed 354 new streetlights and 53 kilometres of underground cable.

Residents and businesses in the area will now enjoy improved safety and reliability, as well as enhanced streetscapes.

Western Power worked with the City of Stirling to deliver the project, providing underground power to 2,244 residents and businesses that'll reduce maintenance and operational costs.

The project is the fourth of nine undergrounding projects to be completed under the NRUPP.

More than 65 per cent of properties on Western Australia's main electricity grid - the South West Interconnected System - have converted to underground power, with 100,000 properties resulting from the State Underground Power Program.

The cost of undergrounding is shared between Western Power, local governments, and property owners.

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