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Road and Street Maintenance

Online Service Requests

All online requests will be actioned during business hours.

Street Lighting

Council is responsible for the commissioning and on-going running costs of all street lights throughout the municipality. While Council is responsible for the payment of street light running costs, light replacements and maintenance is carried out by the electricity distribution companies.

For street light replacements or maintenance, please phone AusNet Services on 13 17 99 or United Energy on 13 20 99.

Street Trees

Council is responsible for the planting, care and maintenance of street trees. For more information on street trees or to report a street tree related issue please refer to our Street Trees page

Landscaping of Nature Strips

Generally the landscaping of nature strips by residents is not allowed however, residents may apply for approval from Landscape Services. More information on applying for approval can be obtained by contacting Customer Service on 03 9298 8000.

Street Sweeping

The Road Management Plan has a current routine service level of 7 weeks. For majority of the year the actual service level is 4 to 5 weeks.

When high winds are experienced in summer the whole of Knox is inundated with calls about leaf matter. Please be aware this is not confined to 1 or 2 specific areas. Residents are encouraged to help where possible by using the leaf matter as mulch or placing it in the green waste bin.

Arterial Road Maintenance

There are 95 km of arterial and non-arterial roads within Knox. Major arterial roads are under VicRoads' care and management. If you have any road maintenance concerns for any of the following roads, please contact VicRoads on 131 170.

  • Bayswater Road
  • Boronia Rd
  • Brenock Park Drive
  • Burwood Highway
  • Dorset Road
  • Ferntree Gully Road
  • Forest Road (Boronia Road to Mountain Highway)
  • High Street Road
  • Kelletts Road
  • Lysterfield Road
  • Mountain Highway
  • Napoleon Road (Kelletts Road to Lysterfield Road)
  • Scoresby Road
  • Stud Road
  • Wantirna Road
  • Wellington Road

Local Road Maintenance

For more detailed information about the maintenance of sealed and unsealed roads in Knox, see our Local Road Maintenance page.

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