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Power lines and trees

Public notice

Street trees: City of Ballarat is required under the Electricity Safety (Electric Line Clearance) Regulations 2015 to maintain street trees clear of power lines within the Declared Area.

The Declared Area is essentially all of the urban area of Ballarat. Works will continue through to the end of June 2020.

To view the Declared Area map for the City of Ballarat, visit the tree management page at the City of Ballarat website, ballarat.vic.gov.au.

For information about the City of Ballarat power lines tree clearance program or the regulations, call the City of Ballarat Parks and Gardens team at 5320 7450.


Private trees: Powerline tree clearance for private trees adjacent to street power lines, and also outside the Declared Area, is the responsibility of Powercor.

For enquiries regarding this program, contact Powercor on 13 22 06.

More detailed information can be found at the Energy Safe Victoria website.

Date of Publication: 
19 September 2019