An application for permission to remove or prune trees (pdf 74 KB) is necessary for any tree management on private land. For inspections of street trees or trees in reserves or parks, call Customer Services on 4232 0444.
Preservation and Management of Trees & Vegetation forms part of the Kiama Development Control Plan 2012 (Chapter 3). The objectives of which are to:
Under sub-clause 5.9 of Kiama Local Environmental Plan 2011, a person must not ringbark, cut down, top, lop, remove, injure or wilfully destroy any tree or other vegetation, without development consent or a permit being granted by Council. This clause applies to trees and vegetation that:
(a) are 3.0 metres or more in height; or
(b) have a diameter of 200 mm or more at a height of 1.0 metre above the ground; or
(c) have a branch spread of 3.0 metres or more.
Two processes have been established to deal with the assessment and approval of applications for the removal, lopping and pruning of trees/vegetation:
(a) permit (generally for individual/small scale tree removal in urban areas); and
(b) development consent as part of a development application.
You will need to read Chapter 3 Preservation and Management of Trees & Vegetation for assessment criteria, any additional information requirements, exemptions and other relevant information that will assist you in your application.
Any person who contravenes, or causes or permits to be contravened, the provisions of the Development Control Plan or the Local Environmental Plan shall be guilty of an offence.
Last updated: Tuesday 2 October, 2012