Cam­bridge in power play

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health - By JES­SICA WAR­RINER

THE $40 mil­lion un­der­ground power pro­ject in the Town of Cam­bridge is of­fi­cially un­der­way.

Mayor Keri Shan­non said the pro­ject, span­ning four sites in Floreat East, West, North and Wem­b­ley-west Leed­erville, would be com­plete in 18 months all go­ing well.

“This is a mo­men­tous oc­ca­sion and we’re very pleased to be break­ing ground,” she said.

“For the peo­ple of Floreat, it’s been a long time com­ing.”

She said the de­sire for un­der­ground power had been in the com­mu­nity for a decade.

“In terms of the pro­mo­tion of street trees and amenity, this will pro­vide value back to ratepay­ers,” Ms Shan­non said.

West­ern Power pro­ject man­ager Paul Wilson said the work would un­der­ground the en­tire dis­tri­bu­tion power net­work.

“These are the last re­main­ing parts of the Town of Cam­bridge to go un­der­ground,” he said.

The three Floreat projects are all part of the State Un­der­ground Power Pro­gram, jointly funded by the state gov­ern­ment, West­ern Power and lo­cal gov­ern­ment, while the Wem­b­ley-west Leed­erville pro­ject is solely funded by the Town.

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