Do you want to make some changes around your property which will involve removing or pruning the trees in your property? If you are, then you may need to get a permit first before you can make those changes.
Here are some reasons why you may need a council permit:
- If your property has a unique landscape overlay, a heritage overlay, or an existing planning permit
- The trees and vegetation on a property could be protected if you live in a flat, shoed occupancy or unit if the property is over a certain size. Removal of trees and vegetation on such location may result in a fine.
- The trees in your property could be subject to approval if it is a native vegetation which is mostly protected in your state or territory. Many of these native trees are monitored so if you wrongfully cut this, you may also receive a hefty fine.
You may not need a council permit if:
- The tree presents danger within the vicinity.
- The branches or limbs (which the only parts to be removed) is posing an immediate risk to the property.
- A neighbouring vegetation is posing a risk to your property. Talk to the property owner and discuss ways to resolve the problem.
If you are not sure whether you will need a council permit or not, contact a professional in tree removal Yamanto as they can help you determine if you will be needing a council permit or not. They can also help you attain such a permit if you really need one.