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Prune/remove tree(s) on private land application terms and conditions

Prune/remove tree(s) on private land application terms and conditions

  1. The TPO applies to the areas zoned as Residential, Business and Industrial in the Albury LEP 2010.*

  2. The Native Vegetation Act 2003 regulates the clearing of native vegetation in Environment, Recreation, Rural, Special Activity and Waterway zones, designated E, RE, RU, SP and W in the Albury LEP 2010.* If you want to remove or prune trees in these areas contact Murray CMA on 60512200.

  3. TPO approval is required for the pruning or removal of a tree over 4.5m high or 3m branch spread before any work is carried out.

  4. TPO approval is not required for the following:

    1. Clearance of vegetation by electricity suppliers undertaken in accordance with the Electricity Supply (Safety Plans) Regulation 1997 does not require a TPO.
    2. A tree not in a Heritage or Conservation Zone but within 2m of a significant building
    3. The removal of any fruit tree or noxious plant declared a noxious plant within the AlburyCity area under the Noxious Weeds Act, 1993 is exempt from a TPO.
    4. Noxious trees include:

      • Castor Oil Plant (Ricinus communis)
      • Willow species (Salix spp.)
      • Rhus Tree (Toxicodendron succedaneum)
      • Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)
  5. Properties identified in heritage and conservation areas may require a development application to remove any vegetation. Please phone AlburyCity on 02 6023 8111 for further information.

  6. If you have issues with trees on your neighbour’s property contact the Community Justice Centre

    If all mediation attempts between neighbours fail, contact NSW Land and Environment Court

  7. As part of the approval conditions of the TPO, compensatory planting may be required. The number and type of replacement plants will generally be determined onsite with the landowner.

  8. If you move, damage or lop a tree without Council’s permission, you may be liable to a significant fine. Penalties issued by the Land and Environment Court can attract maximum fines in excess of $100,000.

  9. Trees on public land, including nature strips are Council assets and can only be pruned, removed or otherwise interfered with by AlburyCity.

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