Approval to Manage Trees or Vegetation - New South Wales

Description

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

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Other, Co-operative, Incorporated Association $32.00 -
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $205.00

Exempt or complying development certificate application

(including inspection + permit)

Apply Inspection Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Other, Co-operative, Incorporated Association $44.00

Fee for one to three trees.

Apply Inspection Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $32.00

Fee per additional tree.

Apply Inspection Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $62.00

Onsite appointment request.

Apply Miscellaneous Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Other, Co-operative, Incorporated Association $73.00

Request for review of assessment decision.

Other resources

Administering agency

Willoughby City Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries Officer

Operating address: Level 4, 31 Victor Street
Chatswood
NSW 2067
Mailing address: PO BOX 57
Chatswood, New South Wales 2057
Phone: 02 9777 1000
Email: email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au