Ausgrid power line clearance works
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).
These changes to pruning clearances can be seen in the Ausgrid Network Standard VEGETATION MANAGEMENT (NS179)
The next cycle of trimming works is planned for October 2018 in the Ashfield, Leichhardt and Balmain areas.
Below is a list of streets where Ausgrid will be trimming over the coming weeks:
LE24 – Lilyfield – Falls / Elswick / James / Henry / Charlotte / Pretoria / Balmain / Joseph / Hawthorne / Tillock
LE31 – Rozelle – Clubb / Toelle / Manning / Darling / Terry / Merton / Wise / Norman / Claremont / Elliott / Clare / Beattie / Wisbeach / Walter / Jacques / Arthur / Llewellyn / Theodore / Reynolds / Goodsir / Moore / Mansfield / Mullens / Foy / Creek / Pashley
LE32 – Balmain – College / Vincent / Ann / Gladstone / Wallace / Mort / Cameron / Campbell / Lookes
GL94 – Birchgrove – Louisa / Cameron / Bay / Ballast Point
LE24 – Lilyfield – Darley / Falls / Elswick / Charles / James / Norton / Henry / Charlotte / Piper / Pretoria / Russell / Ainsworth / Fairlight / Balmain / Joseph / Hawthorne / Dobroyd / Tillock
LE31 – Rozelle – Clubb / Toelle / Manning / Callan / McCleer / Springside / Moodie / Park / Oxford / Cambridge / Waterloo / Darling / Red Lion / Belmore / Withcombe / Ellen / Evans / Margaret / Crystal / Wellington / Terry / Merton / Wise / Norman / Claremont / Elliott / Lockhart / Hampton / Rowntree / Short / Curtis / Bruce / Clare / Beattie / Wisbeach / Ewell / High / Walter / Jacques / Arthur / Llewellyn / Theodore / Little Theodore / Montague / Little Montague / Rosebery / Reynolds / Goodsir / Perret / Moore / Mansfield / Hartley / Brent / Starling / Loughlin / Hanover / Mullens / Foy / Wortley / Creek / Pashley
LE32 – Balmain – Curtis / Church / College / Llewellyn / Darling / Palmer / Sorrie / Valley / Booth / Donnelly / Bradford / Darvall / Watson / Eaton / Jane / Vincent / Ann / Gladstone / Stephen / Waite / Adolphus / Ewenton / Wallace / Union / Hosking / Johnston / Paul / Pearson / William / St. Marys / Mort / Cameron / Clayton / Thames / Trouton / McDonald / Campbell / Queens / Waterview / Caroline / Colgate / St. John / The Avenue / Lookes
GL93 – Birchgrove – Glassop / Gow / Birchgrove / Macquarie / Thomas / Gipps / Rowntree / Cove / Louisa
GL94 – Birchgrove – Louisa / Rose / Ferdinand / The Terrace / Cove / Spring / Gipps / Rowntree / Short / Cameron / Grove / Bay / Dock / Ballast Point / Lemm / Wharf / Numa
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.