Trees on your property – pruning or removing

At the 27th August 2019 Council Meeting changes to the Tree Management Development Control Plan (DCP) were adopted.

Gazettal of these changes have been placed on hold as additional changes to the DCP are proposed via motions to Council at the 24th September Council Meeting. Please refer here ( for the meeting agenda and here ( if you wish to register to speak to the meeting.

Until such time as gazettal occurs the existing DCP’s relating to tree management on private property remain in place, see below for information relating to existing controls.


Select your suburb below to find out what you need to know before working on trees on your property.

Development fact sheets

The fact sheets below are provided to guide application when engaging technical experts such as arborists, engineers and plumbers to provide reports that may be required to support your application. Please ensure that the consultant you engage is aware of these report requirements prior to engaging them. Reports submitted to Council that do not meet these minimum requirements may be rejected by Council.

Development fact sheet – Trees on development sites (PDF 476.1KB)
Development fact sheet – Arborist reports (PDF 485.6KB)
Development fact sheet – Technical reports (PDF 303.6KB)


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Page last updated: 23 Sep 2019