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

August 2021
August 2023


February 2022
February 2024

Balwyn North

April 2023
April 2025

Camberwell January 2023
January 2025
Canterbury April 2022
April 2024
Deepdene February 2022
February 2024
Glen Iris July 2021
May 2023
Hawthorn November 2021
November 2023
Hawthorn East June 2022
June 2024
Kew October 2022
October 2024
Kew East December 2021
December 2023
Mont Albert July 2021
July 2023
Surrey Hills April 2022
April 2024

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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