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Managing trees near powerlines

High winds and stormy weather can blow branches and debris into powerlines – resulting in power outages and fallen lines which pose a safety hazard for the community.

Homeowners and occupiers are responsible for ensuring trees on their property stay clear of powerlines all year round. 

There are proactive steps you can take to help keep your trees clear of power lines.

If vegetation does end up growing too close to lines, it’s important you don’t try and tackle this work yourself. It’s best left up to someone qualified to do the work. You may be issued with a notice to advise you of what to do next in this situation.

The information below will help to explain your obligations and what to do if you received a vegetation notice.