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 All $41.20

Application fee for pensioners- one tree.

Apply Application All $10.30 Application fee for pensioners- additional tree(s).
Apply Application All $65.90 One tree.
Apply Application All $17.50 Additional tree(s).
Apply Application All -

Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Tree Permit Application - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 NSW

Administering agency

Cumberland Council

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer

Cumberland Council

Operating address: 16 Memorial Avenue
Merrylands, New South Wales 2160
Mailing address: PO BOX 118
Auburn, New South Wales 1835
Phone: 02 9840 9840
Fax: 02 9840 9734
Email: council@cumberland.nsw.gov.au