The Shire has an obligation to keep trees and vegetation clear of powerlines and electrical infrastructure within the declared urban area on Shire property only. The clearances requirements are in accordance with Electricity Safety (Electric Lines Clearance Regulations 2015).
The program includes vegetation pruning to achieve clearances around powerlines in declared areas such as High Bushfire Risk Areas (inspected and pruned on an annual basis) and Low Bushfire Risk Areas (inspected and pruned on a 3 yearly cycle).
For additional information please refer to the Shire’s Electric Line Clearance Management Plan(PDF, 5MB)(PDF, 5MB)
Powerlines on private property:
Where a powerline leads from the main transmission lines to a private property, it is the owners responsibility to ensure they are kept clear (clearances requirements are in accordance with Electric Lines Clearance Regulations 2015).
For private property and undeclared high fire risk areas please contact United Energy on 1300 131 689 or visit the United Energy website.