Are your trees too close to powerlines?
When trees or branches come into contact with powerlines, they can cause power failures, bushfires and serious accidents. Home owners and occupiers are responsible for ensuring trees on their property stay clear of powerlines all year round.
Clearance zones may vary in your area depending on the type of conductor used to transport electricity, the fire risk of the area and the distance between two poles (span). Allow for reasonable regrowth when trimming your trees, so they can be maintained outside the clearance zones all year round.
In urban areas, the minimum clearances are typically 2.5 metres to the side and 2 metres below.
In rural areas the minimum clearances are typically 4 metres to the side and 2.5 metres below.