Trees and Vegetation
If you want to plant trees or shrubs on a road reserve or footpath area you will need to lodge an Application to Undertake Works on a Road Reserve.
Trees or shrubs that you can plant are available in the Energex Planting Guide, located here.
Things you need to check before planting:
- Closeness to sewers and house drains
- Interference with power lines
- Other underground services
- Vehicle visibility / road safety effects
- Pedestrian access
- Public safety
Don't plant the following trees:
- Large gum trees
- Figs and rubber plants
- Coral trees
- West African tulip trees
- Umbrella trees; or
- Camphor laurels
Any problem with trees on private property needs to be taken up with the property owner.
If you want to remove an unwanted or dangerous tree from a road reserve footpath area you may need approval.
To find out if approval is needed, please contact us on 1300 005 872.