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Question 4


Is your tree on a Heritage Listed property or within a Heritage Conservation Area?


If Yes, Expand for Guidance, if No go to next question


If Yes:


You cannot apply for a vegetation clearing permit.


Please contact Council on 02 4868 0888 to discuss your proposal with the Duty Planner, visit Council’s Customer Service desk or our Development section.


If No:


Continue to Question 5


Question 5


Is your tree greater than 6m in height AND circumference of at least 500mm at a height of 1 metre above the ground?


If No, click to expand for guidance, if Yes, got to next question


The tree is Exempt and you do not need to apply to Council for a clearing permit.


Download an exemption application form

Tree Removal Request for Exemption


If Yes:


Continue to Question 6


Question 6


Is the tree within 3m of the foundation walls of an approved habitable building or in-ground pool on the same parcel of land?


If Yes, click to expand for guidance, if No, go to next question


The tree is Exempt and you do not need to apply to Council for a clearing permit.


Download an exemption application form

Tree Removal Request for Exemption


If No:


Continue to Question 7


Question 7


Is the tree on Council’s Environment Weed List?


Please check the following list to see if your tree is listed as an environmental weed:


Environmental Weeds List


Expand here for next steps


If Yes: 


The tree is Exempt and you do not need to apply to Council for a clearing permit.


Download an exemption application form

Tree Removal Request for Exemption


If No:


Based on your answers to Questions 1-7, you must submit an application to Council.


Download application herelinkVegetation Clearing Permit (PDF 399kB)


Last Updated: May 15th, 2020
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