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
  • 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 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 $250.00

Minor vegetation works for removal of vegetation up to 100square metres in an area.

Apply Application All $100.00

Minor vegetation works permit for removing up to two trees. Additional trees are $50 per tree.

Apply Application All $500.00

Major vegetation works permit for removing six or more trees, or removal of vegetation exceeding 100 square metres in area, but not exceeding the Biodiversity Offset Scheme (BOS) Threshold.

Forms

Act(s) name

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 New South Wales

Administering agency

Central Coast Council

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries Officer

Central Coast Council

Operating address: 49 Mann Street
Gosford, New South Wales 2250
Operating address: 2 Hely Street
Wyong, New South Wales 2259
Phone: 02 4325 8222
Phone: 02 4350 5555
Email: ask@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au
Website: Central Coast Council (Opens in new window)