Power failure for Nedlands
RESIDENTS in parts of Nedlands are angry that they have missed out yet again on underground power.
Energy Minister Mike Nahan announced 17 new projects in round 6 of the State Underground Power Program last month, benefiting 18,000 properties in eight local councils, including the Town of Cambridge.
Hollywood Underground Power Action Group spokeswoman Cilla de Lacy said some residents on the southern side of Stirling Highway in Dalkeith and Nedlands got underground power 20 years ago and paid $2000.
“Some of the southern side of Stirling Highway in Dalkeith and Nedlands has had underground power for 20 years,” she said.
“Back then, it cost residents $2000.”
Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins said the City was undertaking a survey of 475 property owners within the project area to gauge their views on the importance of installing underground power in the area and their willingness to pay for it.
“The outcomes of the community engagement will form part of a report for council consideration at its council meeting in April,” he said.
“This will be delivered, along with a presentation of the proposed design and costs, and funding model options.”
The western, northern and eastern parts of Floreat were announced as the three projects within the Town of Cambridge, with works due to begin this year.