Ausgrid power line clearance

Ausgrid trimming, June 2017

Ausgrid trimming, June 2017

Ausgrid is currently undertaking power line clearance works to trees.

Contractors Treeserve are currently undertaking power line tree pruning works on behalf of Ausgrid.

Council does not prune trees for power line clearance, including main lines and residential lines. Ausgrid is responsible for pruning street trees in these circumstances and sets out the required clearance for its power lines.

Ausgrid are authorised to undertake this work to Council-owned and privately-owned trees under state legislation, and prune in accordance with guidelines for managing vegetation near power lines (PDF 1.1MB).

See Ausgrid's website for more information.

Ausgrid agrees to reduced pruning clearances

Ausgrid have committed to Council to reduce its required pruning clearances in the inner west. The commitments include:

  • Ausgrid agreed that trees that were outside of the 1 metre clearance zone will not be pruned by the contractor, as part of the maintenance pruning works.
  • Ausgrid have re-confirmed commitment to 1 metre pruning clearance plus 0.5 metres for regrowth (compared with the previous standard of up to 3 metres pruning clearance).

Trimming planned for the coming week


Hanks Street, Hardy Street, Holden Street


Arthur Street, Ashford Street, Florence Street, Goodwin Avenue, Hanks Street, Hardy Street, Harland Street, Holden Street, Old Canterbury Road, Queen Street, Service Avenue, Victoria Street


Australia Street, Bay Street, Birriga Road, Church Street, Dalmar Street, Scott Street, Sunbeam Avenue


Alt Street, Ash Lane, Boomerang Street, Chelmsford Avenue, Crane Avenue, Crescent Street, Dudley Street, Kingston Street, Loudon Avenue, Martin Street, Miller Street, Minto Avenue, Northcote Street, Tillock Street, Walker Avenue, Waratah Street

Hurlstone Park

Hardy Street, Griffiths Street, Hillcot Street, Mount Street, Watkin Street

Summer Hill

Carlton Crescent, Lorne Street, Old Canterbury Road

Recent trimming locations


A'Beckett Street, Armstrong Street, Brown Street, Brunswick Parade, Carlisle Street, Clissold Street, Farleigh Street, Georges River Road, Hampden Street, Hillcrest Avenue, Holden Street, Hugh Street, Joseph Street, King Street, Knox Street, Miller Avenue, Milton Street, Murrell Street, New Street, Pyrmont Street, Queen Street, Robert Street, Rose Street, Seaview Street, Victoria Street, William Street, Yeo Avenue

Summer Hill

Allman Avenue, Bartlett Street, Carlton Crescent, Carrington Street, Chapman Street, Clissold Street, Drynan Street, Edward Street, Henson Street, Herbert Street, Hurlstone Avenue, Junction Road, Moonbie Street, Morris Street, Old Canterbury Road, Prospect Road, Regent Street, Rosemount Avenue, Seaview Street, Short Street, Smith Street, Spencer Street, Teakle Street, Tintern Road, Victoria Street, Wellesley Street


If you have any questions, concerns or wish to comment regarding the works being undertaken by Ausgrid please contact them directly:

If you are unable to resolve the problem, or you are not satisfied with Ausgrid's response, you are entitled to contact the Energy and Water Ombudsman NSW.

The Energy and Water Ombudsman is an independent government approved dispute resolution organisation for New South Wales electricity customers, and they will aim to resolve your complaint.


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