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Electric Line Clearance Management

Categories:
  • Footpaths
  • Parks and reserves
Planned
Approx. start date:01 July 2022
Approx. end date:30 June 2023
As part of Council's yearly Electric Line Clearance Management Plan, site inspections and maintenance will occur over 2022 and 2023.
People walking down street with cleared trees under power lines

Council’s Electric Line Clearance Management Plan (ELCMP) reflects our commitment to the requirements of the Electricity Safety Act 1998 and Electricity safety (Electric Line Clearance) Regulations 2020 whilst providing high quality, best practice services to the community, ensuring long term viability of our tree asset population.

The ELCMP sets out the plan for tree pruning and inspection around powerlines and along Council roads for the 2022/2023 financial year.

Council undertakes these inspections of trees to ensure public safety and to appropriately maintain any hazardous trees as required.

Inspection schedule

There are approximately 73,000 street trees within Council's declared inspection area. 32,120 (44%) of these trees are affected or potentially affected by powerlines. Council will inspect and prune these trees each year in accordance with the work schedule and inspection map to ensure clearance from adjacent powerlines and also roads and footpaths. 

Work schedule

Zone

Month to be completed

T01

July 2022

T02

August 2022

T03

September 2022

T04

October 2022

HBRA + sites for annual cut

November 2022

T05

December 2022

T06

February 2023

T07

March 2023

T08

April 2023

T09

May 2023

T10

June 2023

T11

July 2023

T12

August 2023

T13

September 2023

T14

October 2023

HBRA + sites for annual cut

November 2023

T15

December 2023

T16

February 2024

T17

March 2024

T18

April 2024

T19

May 2024

T20

June 2024

High Risk Bushfire Area (HBRA) - assessment for clearance and pruning of all Council trees in the vicinity of powerlines in the HBRA will be completed as part of the Annual Cut by the end of November each year before the declaration of the Fire Danger Period.

Inspection map

 
Electrical Line Clearance Management Map large

Download a bigger version of the inspection map  (pdf, 2MB)

Annual maintenance

Some streets within Maroondah have been identified as requiring yearly cutting and pruning by Council's Tree Management team. Please refer to the table below for streets that will undergo annual maintenance.

Street

Suburb

Section

Species

Laird Street

Croydon

Corymbia ficifolia

Lee-Anne Crescent

Croydon North

Lophostemon confertus

Patrick Avenue

Croydon North

Corymbia ficifolia

Diane Crescent

Croydon

No. 57

Angophora costata

Diane crescent

Croydon

No. 63

Angophora costata

Jesmond Road

Croydon

Mixed species

Frederick Street

Croydon

Corymbia ficifolia

Olympus Drive

Croydon South

Corymbia ficifolia

Julie Road

Croydon

Melaleuca sp.

Pascoe Avenue

Croydon

Jarvis to Forrest

Mixed species

Louisa Street

Croydon

Lophostemon confertus and Liquidambar sp.

Diana Street

Croydon

Lophostemon confertus

Kitchener Road (Memorial planting)

Croydon

Lophostemon confertus and Platanus

Marlborough Road

Heathmont

Mixed species

Hume Street

Ringwood East

Corymbia ficifolia

Lockhart Road

Ringwood North

Quercus palustris

Further information

To view the Electric Line Clearance Management Plan, please visit our Electric Line Clearance Management Plan webpage.

If you would like further information on the Electric Line Clearance Management Plan, please contact our Tree Management team on 9298 4598 or 1300 88 22 33 or email maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au.

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