Olinda-Monbulk Road tree maintenance works

15 March 2023

We’re keeping Olinda-Monbulk Road safe by urgently attending to 39 trees on the roadside. If these trees are left untreated they could present a hazard to road users. 

This work is being completed as part of the Victorian Government’s $780 million investment in the state’s road maintenance program.


What we’re doing 

The trees have been assessed by experts. Wherever possible we are pruning the trees rather than removing them. We need to fully remove 32 trees due to their poor condition.

The trees are in a section of the road between the Invermay Road intersection and 218 Olinda-Monbulk Road. 

When to expect us 

Works are expected to commence on Tuesday 21 March for five days, weather permitting. Crews will be working between 7am and 7pm. 

How will this impact you

To get the work done safely, we need to close the road and use a large tower to reach some of the trees.

Smaller crews will work on other trees simultaneously either side of the road closure to ensure we can reopen the road as soon as possible.

We will maintain access to properties and businesses. Traffic management teams will be on site to guide you safely to your destination. 

Reduced speed limits will be in place to keep motorists and our crews safe.

There will be some noise as we work to remove and prune trees.

A signed detour will be in place via Monbulk Road, Sherbrooke Road and Mount Dandenong Tourist Road.

The 696 bus service will continue to operate as a minibus during works, running via Monbulk Road and Invermay Road.

The Hunter Street/Olinda Monbulk Road bus stop will not be serviced between 7am and 7pm while crews are on site. 

The nearest serviced bus stop on the 696 route is at Emerald Monbulk Road/Main Road.

Plan ahead and allow extra travel time in the area. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we carry out these important maintenance works.

Olinda-Monbulk road tree removal maintenance works detour map

View a larger version of the detour map

Re-use of timber

We are committed to sustainable and local re-use of timber wherever possible. Due to the variety of the trees that we are managing, the timber will be stored, assessed and then distributed for re-use where appropriate. 

Quality tree hollows will be kept on site for ongoing habitat as much as possible. 

Future works

We have identified a small number of trees that require disconnection of power to attend to them safely. We will return to work on these trees at a later date.

We will advise the community when these works are scheduled, along with any information about disruptions to businesses, residents and road access.  

Contact us 

For more information about this project, please get in touch.

Email: [email protected] with the subject line “Olinda-Monbulk Road tree maintenance”. 

To find out more about the other types of maintenance we do to keep you moving throughout the year visit our Metro Melbourne Maintenance page.


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