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.
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|
|Balwyn North||April 2021|
|Glen Iris||April 2020
|Hawthorn East||August 2020
|Kew East||June 2020
|Mont Albert||March 2020
|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.