Every second year, we undertake pruning of some street trees to clear branches from electrical lines as part of our biennial maintenance program.

Our pruning contractor adheres to the directions of Victoria’s energy regulatory body, Energy Safe Victoria, in meeting the requirements of the Electricity Safety (Electric Line Clearance) Regulations 2020. The amount of pruning around power lines is mandated by this legislation, which we need to comply with to keep the community safe.

Biennial tree pruning program

The biennial tree pruning program assesses and actions tree pruning near power lines if it is deemed to be required.

Pruning dates

The program dates are approximate and may change as required.

Larger suburbs can take up to 5 months to complete the standard pruning.

High risk specialist works, such as live line and high voltage shutdowns, may be completed later than the standard pruning works due to coordination requirements with the electricity companies.

Suburb Planned completion dates
Ashburton April 2020
August 2021
Balwyn June 2020 
February 2022
Balwyn North April 2021
Camberwell January 2021
Canterbury July 2020 
April 2022
Deepdene July 2020 
February 2022
Glen Iris April 2020 
July 2021
Hawthorn May 2020 
November 2021
Hawthorn East August 2020 
June 2022
Kew October 2020
Kew East June 2020 
December 2021
Mont Albert March 2020
July 2021
Surrey Hills August 2020 
March to April 2022

Electric Line Clearance Management Plan

The City of Boroondara Electric Line Clearance Management Plan provides annual details on our management of tree pruning for various low and high voltage electrical line clearance works from 31 March each year, which is a requirement of the Electricity Safety (Electric Line Clearance) Regulations 2020

More information

To learn more about our regular tree works and maintenance, see Trees and naturestrips.

For more information contact us on 9278 4745 or at [email protected].

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