Each year Ausgrid spends approximately $40 million on managing vegetation around the electricity network. This essential maintenance helps ensure a safe and reliable power supply to homes and businesses across our network.
We understand the importance of trees in our communities and the value our customers place on trees in their local street. To help improve our services we talked to the community to help understand interest, develop a shared understanding about managing trees growing under powerlines and improve the way Ausgrid performs tree trimming in the future.
Customers told us how we could improve the management of trees, in particular our engagement and communication with them and the community. We accepted this feedback and established a stakeholder working group.
You can read the feedback report and recommendations from Aurecon, and Ausgrid's response, via the link on the right of this page.