Ensuring that public areas are safe is part of the City of Melbourne’s commitment to the health and welfare of the city’s residents, businesses and environment.
Trees and plants that overhang or obstruct public areas can be very dangerous and block access. Public areas include footpaths, pedestrian spaces, laneways and roads.
To address this, the City of Melbourne will be visiting properties during summer to identify any trouble spots.
Residents will be asked to trim back any plants or trees growing on their property which are unsafe or which could be a risk to others. Residents may receive a fine if they don’t make sure trees and plants are adequately maintained.
For more information, contact the City of Melbourne on 03 9658 9658.