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1.5Purchase electric small plant and equipment


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Suitable small plant and equipment transitioning from fuel to electric power supply.


OS Battery Equipment

Generally speaking, small plant and equipment is powered using fuel (i.e. diesel and petrol).

Many tools have now been replaced with an electric option. Electric options are considered for every powered tool purchase.

Tools like hedges, blowers, and brush cutters have been replaced (see image: electric blower, whipper-snipper and hedge trimmer).

Council is also purchasing GreenPower at all sites. This means when charging the equipment, renewable energy is used (solar or wind generated electricity).


There are currently some challenges with weight and size of the electric powered tools. As batteries become smaller and more powerful this may allow us to further expand purchasing of these items.

Official description

Purchase electric small plant and equipment such as chainsaws and blowers.
(According to the action plan)


What's left to do?

  • Todo31/01/2023

    Continue to transition small plant and equipment to electric

    We will continue to seek opportunities to power with electric power source as they come up for replacement, and wear suitable product is available in the market.

Summary and contacts


27/09/2021 → 30/06/2022

Activity stage

Target audience

Contact persons

  • Main contact person Environmental Sustainability team

    Environmental Sustainability team

    City of Boroondara

Information updated 14/04/2023