Tree and vegetation approval - Cairns Regional Council - Queensland

Description

You will require this approval if you intend to clear or work near protected trees and vegetation on private property. Protected vegetation includes trees and vegetation which are indigenous to Australia.

Your local council may have specific restrictions on interference with significant trees, which includes undertaking works nearby. Significant trees might have cultural, historical or horticultural significance, have large trunk diameter or form part of a canopy.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Exemptions

You do not need approval if the vegetation removal is covered and / or conditioned by another permit:

  • Clearing associated with a building approval - once it has been submitted to council and the total amount of clearing does not exceed 600 metres squared.
  • Clearing as conditioned within a development permit.

Vegetation may also be protected by:

  • covenants
  • drainage easements
  • development permit conditions.

Eligibility requirements

Please use the contact details for information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As determined by Council.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $302.30 1 to 5 trees
Apply Application All $840.10 6 to 10 trees
Apply Application All $1542.30 More than 10 trees

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All My development applications (Opens in new window)

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Responsible tree management - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland

Lodgement process

Lodge

Your local council may ask you to provide supporting documents and images along with your application for approval.

If you are issued with approval, your local council may ask you to complete an online declaration of compliance for approved works to protected vegetation.

Additional information

You will require a state government clearing permit if you intend to clear or work near:

  • protected trees and vegetation on public property
  • remnant vegetation from a private property (remnant vegetation refers to areas of intact or untouched native vegetation or bushland).

All marine plants, such as mangroves, are protected under state legislation.

Administering agency

Cairns Regional 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

Cairns Regional Council

Operating address: 119 - 145 Spence Street
Cairns, Queensland 4870
Mailing address: PO BOX 359
Cairns, Queensland 4870
Phone: 1300 692 247
Email: council@cairns.qld.gov.au
Website: Cairns Regional Council (Opens in new window)