Electricity Safety (Electric Line Clearance) Regulations 2015
New electric line clearance regulations commenced in Victoria on 28 June 2015. The new regulations replace the Electricity Safety (Electric Line Clearance) Regulations 2010. The objectives of the regulations are to prescribe the Code of Practice for Electric Line Clearance and procedures for standards and practices for tree cutting or removal in the vicinity of electric lines, and to minimise the danger of electric lines causing fire or electrocution.
A Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) was prepared for the 2015 electric line clearance regulations. The RIS assessed the regulations as well as identified alternatives on the basis of ability to reduce bushfire risks, substantive compliance costs and administrative burdens. The RIS concluded that the regulations were preferred to the alternatives and would deliver the greatest net benefits over the life of the regulations.
CLICK HERE to read the RIS and an exposure draft of the regulations.
CLICK HERE to read the information sheet.
The public consultation period for the RIS and the draft regulations closed on 13 January 2015. After the close of public consultation, a number of changes were made to the draft regulations in light of stakeholder feedback. ESV has prepared a summary of the key changes and the reasons for the changes. CLICK HERE to read the Statement of Reasons.
Please find listed below links to the written submissions to the RIS and draft regulations (in alphabetical order), except where permission was not provided to make a submission publicly available.
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
Brimbank City Council
Canterbury Community Action Group
CitiPower Pty and Powercor Australia Ltd
City of Boroondara
City of Greater Geelong
City of Kingston
City of Monash
Council Arboriculture Victoria
Country Fire Authority
Department of Environment and Primary Industries
Dr Gregory Moore
Glenelg Shire Council
Greater Dandenong City Council
Inner South Metro Mayors' Forum
Knox City Council
Maroondah City Council
Metro Trains Melbourne
Mr Howard Templeton
Municipal Association of Victoria
United Energy and Multinet Gas
Victoria Walks Inc
Yarra City Council