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.

Expiry

One year from commencement

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $110.00

Fee for removal of 1 to 3 trees. Additional trees $36.60 each.

Apply Application All -

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

Apply Inspection All $169.00

Landscape re-inspection or horticultural advice (minimum half hour) per hour.

Forms

Act(s) name

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 NSW

Administering agency

The Hills Shire Council

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer

The Hills Shire Council

Operating address: 3 Columbia Street
Baulkham Hills, New South Wales 2153
Mailing address: PO BOX 7064
Baulkham Hills BC, New South Wales 2153
Phone: 02 9843 0555
Fax: 02 9843 0409
Email: council@thehills.nsw.gov.au
Website: The Hills Shire Council (Opens in new window)