The region's trees and vegetation are protected under the Vegetation SEPP and the Local Land Services Amendment Act 2016.
The Vegetation SEPP is administered by Council and applies to all zoning except for the following rural zones:
The Vegetation SEPP regulates proposed tree and vegetation removal that is not associated with a development (or proposed development) but still requires a permit from Council.
If tree removal is related to a development, for example a proposed residence, extension, subdivision or other construction, tree removals must be addressed in a development application.
For more information about tree removal on your property and whether or not you need a permit or development application, visit the Trees on My Property page.