With the completion of the Shelley West State Underground Power Program (SUPP), the City of Canning ('the City') and Western Power will complete the undergrounding of the Shelley suburb with the Shelley East Retrospective Undergrounding Project (RUP). The project area is shown on the boundary map.
This project will deliver significant aesthetic, environmental and economic benefits for both the City of Canning and their ratepayers. The project creates local jobs through the certainty of work for contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers associated with underground power projects.
Rate payers within the project area will have a service charge levied through their rates notice to cover the costs of the project. The City of Canning negotiated with Western Power for a deferral for the service charges for 12 months. This means that the Shelley East RUP service charges will not be levied until the 2022-2023 financial year rates notice. The contribution amount is based on the existing property connection type.
There will be two payment method options available for the Shelley East RUP:
- Payment in full as part of the 2022-2023 rates notice; or
- Payment in annual instalments over a ten-year period, with applicable interest charges, commencing as part of the 2022-2023 rates notices.
Eligible pensioners and seniors are entitled to rebates on underground electricity charges as determined by the State Government, as per the guidelines set out below:
- Holders of a Pensioner Concession Card, State Concession Card or a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card WITH a WA Seniors Card, will be entitled to receive either up to 50% rebate or full deferral on underground electricity charges; or
- Holders of a WA Seniors Card, who do not hold a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card, will be entitled to receive a single $100* rebate on underground electricity charges for the first year only of the scheme.
*The current rebate amount is $100 but is at the discretion of the Department of Finance.
We have collated Frequently Asked Questions FAQs to assist with questions you may have regarding the project.
In the interim, further queries regarding the St James NRUPP can be directed to Anna Scantlebury at the City on 1300 422 664, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.