Final pole removal completes West Hollywood Underground Power Project

The last pole in the West Hollywood Underground Power Project has been removed

Going, going, gone! The last pole in the West Hollywood Underground Power Project has been removed, marking the completion of the job.

Mayor Max Hipkins, Nedlands councillors, representatives from Western Power and Cable Layers Australia, City of Nedlands staff and residents in the project area came together to witness the event on Tuesday morning.

Another 600 residents now have underground power, which includes new LED and smart control streetlight technology – a first for Western Australia.

“The completion of this project and the companion project in Alfred Road with the Town of Claremont means more than 78 per cent of the City of Nedlands has underground power,” Director Technical Services Martyn Glover said. 

“It’s wonderful now to look up and see an uncluttered sky where our street trees will be able to flourish on both sides of the road, knowing this community has the most up-to-date and robust energy supply and streetlighting available internationally.

“The city will continue to work with Western Power to complete the other 1,707 properties remaining on aerial power supply as soon as possible.”

Mayor Max Hipkins, Nedlands councillors, Western Power representatives and city staff ready for the pole’s removal.

The pole starts to come out of the ground…

It’s out…

Coming down…

Laid to rest.