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Tree Preservation Controls

Tree Preservation Council no longer has a separate Tree Preservation Order (TPO) as such.


This is because when Wingecarribee Local Environmental Plan 2010 was made on 16 June 2010, the provisions of Clause 5.9 came into effect.


This clause provides controls for the preservation of trees and other vegetation throughout the Shire, and explains that the clause “applies to species or kinds of trees or other vegetation that are prescribed for the purposes of this clause by a development control plan (DCP) made by the Council. The DCP may also prescribe the trees and other vegetation to which the clause applies by reference to species, size, location or other manner."


With the making of Wingecarribee Local Environment Plan 2010 a new suite of Development Control Plans (DCPs) also came into force. The controls which replaced the TPO are now contained in standard clauses in each DCP. 


The link below shows a sample of the standard DCP Tree Preservation Controls, as contained within the Rural Lands DCP. However, it is recommended that you also consult the relevant DCP for your locality.


linkRural Lands DCP (Section A4.11, internal link)

The following fact sheet is an easy-to-read guide to help you determine whether you need to obtain Council approval prior to commencing work to remove trees. To apply for an approval to remove trees print and complete the form and send it in or post it to the civic centre. There is a standard administrative charge for processing these applications.


Note that this clearing application form does not apply to the clearing of remnant native vegetation and other approvals may be required.


PDFFact Sheet - How to determine if you need Council approval to lop or remove trees (PDF, 80 Kb)

Last Updated: August 26th, 2015
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