The following information provides a guide regarding tree removal in the Newcastle local government area and a link to the application form.
Tree removal on your property
There are some instances where approval is not required for the removal of trees. To remove a tree without approval you must meet one of the following criteria - the tree must:
- Be located within three metres of the wall of your house or a neighbouring house (excluding carports, pergolas, fences, retaining walls and the like) measured from the closest point of the trunk to the footings of the building
- Have a circumference at breast height not greater than 450 millimetres for a single trunk tree or not greater than 300 millimetres for each trunk of a multi-trunk tree
- Be dead and not provide a habitat for hollow-dependent fauna.
Owners of trees not meeting these requirements will need to complete a complying development certificate for tree management work. Tree removal on environmentally sensitive land
is not covered by a complying development certificate and may require a Development Application.
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