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 $84.00

Basic application fee under the Tree Preservation Order (includes one tree).

Apply Application All $13.00

Assessment fee for each tree in excess of one.

Apply Application All $60.00

Tree review application (for each tree).

Apply Application All $42.00

Tree pruning.

Forms

Other resources

Act(s) name

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 NSW

Administering agency

Ku-ring-gai Council

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer

Ku-ring-gai Council

Operating address: 818 Pacific Highway
Gordon
NSW 2072
Mailing address: Locked Bag 1006
Gordon
NSW 2072
Phone: 02 9424 0000
Fax: 02 9424 0001
Email: kmc@kmc.nsw.gov.au
Website: Ku-ring-gai Council (Opens in new window)