22 March 2017
Kardinya South Underground Power Project
Property Address: «Prop_Addr1», «Prop_Addr2»
I am pleased to advise that in January 2017, the State Government announced that the Kardinya South
Project would be included in Round 6 of the State Underground Power Program. The Project is now
being designed for construction by Western Power, and the City wil be advised in due course when the
project is planned to commence and we wil further advise you.
Round 6 of the Program was developed in 2016 with the State Government Department of Finance’s
Public Utilities Office inviting local authorities to submit proposals to be considered for inclusion in the
State Underground Power Program. The City prepared thirteen submissions to be considered.
Subsequently the State Government selected some 27 proposals throughout the metro area to go out to
survey to measure the level of support amongst property owners. Fol owing receipt and analysis of the
surveys it was determined that Kardinya South would be included in the Program. The results of the
survey indicated that 59.5% of respondents to the survey in Kardinya South are in favour of the proposal
and prepared to contribute financially.
The approximate charge to property owners is estimated to be $4,450. The charge that is levied is
comprised of two components with the first being the contribution to works external to the property
known as the network charge. This includes all the w
Melville ork to place the electricity network underground
including cabling, the purchase and placement of new transformers, removal of the existing overhead
system and installation of the new street lighting system, whilst the second charge is for works internal to
the property being the underground connection to the network from the individual property boundaries to
the meter box. Those properties that already have the underground internal connection wil not be
charged the internal connection
The City acknowledges that there is a small pocket of properties in the south west corner of the project
area that have underground power as a result of the sub-division development. The City is waiting on
further technical information from Western Power to determine how these properties wil be treated.
The City wil distribute a newsletter to property owners when it has further updated information regarding
the estimated charge per prope
Release rty, the contract start-up date and duration of the project and also when
and how the charges wil be applied. A map of the project area is shown overleaf.
The City of Melvil e appreciates the support of property owners in the Kardinya South Project area which
wil help improve the City’s streetscape amenity whilst improving the reliability of the power supply. We
look forward to working with Western Power and the State Government to convert the Kardinya South
area to underground power.
STATE UNDERGROUND POWER PROGRAM ROUND 6 – KARDINYA (SOUTH)
The State Underground Power Program in Kardinya South is a partnership between the Government of Western
Australia (through the Department of Finance’s Public Utilities Office), Western Power and the City of Melvil e to
improve residential amenity and security of power supply.