Approval to Manage Trees or Vegetation - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to do any of the following to a tree or piece of vegetation on your property:

  • Harm;
  • Cut;
  • Ring-bark;
  • Top;
  • Lop;
  • Remove;
  • Injure; or
  • Destroy.

This approval is required to make sure there is not a pre-existing preservation order relating to the tree or vegetation in question. There are some exemptions that allow you to remove a tree that is otherwise protected by a preservation order. An exemption may be applicable in circumstances such as where a dead or dying tree has been become dangerous.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval, you must provide information on:

  • The specific location and named species of the tree or vegetation; and
  • The planned action to be taken against that tree or vegetation.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified on the approval.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$125.00

Fee for up to three trees for residents of Armidale area.

Application$85.00Additional fee per tree after third tree for residents of Armidale area.
GeneralMiscellaneous$160.00Fee for review of determination for residents of Armidale area.
Miscellaneous

Fees may vary for residents of Guyra area. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Other resources

Administering agency

Armidale Regional Council

Act(s) name

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer
Armidale Regional Council


Operating address:
135 Rusden Street
Armidale
NSW 2350
Mailing address:
PO BOX 75A
Armidale, New South Wales 2350

Phone:

1300 136 833

Fax:

02 6772 9275
council@armidale.nsw.gov.au

Website:

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