- Western Power's largest underground power project complete
- 2,276 residents of St James, East Victoria Park and Bentley now connected
- 821 poles removed and 542 new streetlights installed
Energy Minister Bill Johnston today announced the completion of Western Power's largest underground power project throughout St James, East Victoria Park and Bentley.
Western Power removed 821 poles and 34 kilometres of overhead cable, and installed 542 new streetlights and around 53 kilometres of underground cable.
Residents and businesses in the areas will now enjoy improved safety and reliability and transformed streetscapes.
Western Power worked with the City of Canning and Town of Victoria Park to deliver the project, providing underground power to 2,276 residents and businesses.
The project is the third of nine undergrounding projects to be completed under Western Power's Network Renewal Undergrounding Program Pilot.
Undergrounding project areas are identified based on Western Power's network driven approach to replace ageing overhead assets with underground power.
The cost of undergrounding is shared between the State Government, Western Power, local governments and property owners.
Western Power joins forces with State and Local Governments to deliver the largest underground power project to date in St James, East Victoria Park and Bentley. (L to R): Western Power CEO Sam Barbaro, Mayor of Town of Victoria Park Karen Vernon, Mayor of City of Canning Patrick Hall, Member for Victoria Park Hannah Beazley MLA.