You may require this permit if you intend to undertake works near or that interfere with trees with a circumference of 110 cm or greater, or certain vegetation. Interfere includes:
- Prune, cut or trim;
- Top a tree;
- Remove, damage, kill or otherwise destroy; or
- Direct or authorise someone else to do these acts.
Some areas within Frankston City are protected by Overlay Controls that protect native vegetation, whilst some land is protected by State wide Planning Controls protecting native vegetation. These controls protect the environmental values of the area, and conserve and enhance the character of significant landscapes.
If the area in which you require to remove, destroy or lop any vegetation is affected by controls protecting native vegetation, you will be required to submit a planning application through Council's Town Planning Department.