Trees and Development

Building a future with trees

When any development work is undertaken on a property, there is potential for trees to be adversely impacted. Trees on private property, either on the site subject to the development or within adjoining properties, as well as street trees, need to be considered when assessing a development application.

The impact of development on established trees is assessed as part of the development application process. For this circumstance, there is no need to lodge a Tree Permit Application PDF, 621.47 KB or a Development Application for Tree Works PDF, 600.27 KB.

Tree planting alternatives

Replacement planting is generally a condition of approval for Development Applications.  Replacement trees must be an advanced approved species, planted and maintained to maturity.

Where there is insufficient space for replanting an advanced tree, the applicant will be required to provide offset planting on public land.  This is to be undertaken with council's supervision.

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