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 first tree for residents of Pittwater area.

Application$180.00Fee for two to four trees for residents of Pittwater area.
Application$240.00Fee for five or more trees for residents of Pittwater area.
GeneralMiscellaneousFees may vary for residents of Manly and Warringah areas. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Forms

 Resources
Apply Tree DA Form (Manly) Opens in a new browser window
Tree Removal and Tree Pruning Development Application Form (Warringah) - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window

Tree Removal Application Form (Pittwater) - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.

Administering agency

Northern Beaches Council

Act(s) name

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer
Northern Beaches Council

Operating address:
59A Old Barrenjoey Road
Avalon Beach, New South Wales 2107
Operating address:
Village Park
1 Park Street
Mona Vale, New South Wales 2103
Operating address:
725 Pittwater Road
Dee Why, New South Wales 2099
Operating address:
Town Hall, 1 Belgrave Street
Manly
NSW 2095
Mailing address:
PO BOX 882
Mona Vale, New South Wales 1660
Mailing address:
PO BOX 1336
Dee Why, New South Wales 2099
Mailing address:
PO BOX 82
Manly, New South Wales 1655

Phone:

02 9970 1111

Phone:

02 9942 2111

Phone:

02 9976 1500

Fax:

02 9970 1200

Fax:

02 9971 4522

Fax:

02 9976 1400

Website:

Manly Council Opens in a new browser window

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