Underground power South Lake

Consultation has concluded

In April 2016, the City applied to the State Government to introduce underground power in several areas.

The outcome is a proposal to supply underground power in South Lake, subject to majority support from residents.

Western Power wrote to residents in late August 2016, asking them to complete a survey about underground power.

Before completing the survey, residents are invited to an information session with the City to discuss the discounts available and the payment options over five years.

When:

Where: South Lake

Who: Guest speaker from the City of Cockburn

South Lake Proposed Area - Round 6 - VIEW MAP

Western Power lists the benefits of laying power cables underground as:

  • Fewer blackouts during inclement weather
  • Enhanced visual appearance
  • Improved property values
  • Reduced street tree pruning requirements, allowing trees to grow to natural height
  • Brighter, safer and more evenly lit streets with the new lighting system

What happens next? If an area is shortlisted the State Government requires support to proceed from the majority of property owners who respond to them. This is partly because property owners are asked to make a financial contribution.



In April 2016, the City applied to the State Government to introduce underground power in several areas.

The outcome is a proposal to supply underground power in South Lake, subject to majority support from residents.

Western Power wrote to residents in late August 2016, asking them to complete a survey about underground power.

Before completing the survey, residents are invited to an information session with the City to discuss the discounts available and the payment options over five years.

When:

Where: South Lake

Who: Guest speaker from the City of Cockburn

South Lake Proposed Area - Round 6 - VIEW MAP

Western Power lists the benefits of laying power cables underground as:

  • Fewer blackouts during inclement weather
  • Enhanced visual appearance
  • Improved property values
  • Reduced street tree pruning requirements, allowing trees to grow to natural height
  • Brighter, safer and more evenly lit streets with the new lighting system

What happens next? If an area is shortlisted the State Government requires support to proceed from the majority of property owners who respond to them. This is partly because property owners are asked to make a financial contribution.