The above is a summary of your local Councils tree preservation.
Tree removal or pruning on private property. Information related to this form can be found at: Sutherland Shire Council acknowledges the Dharawal speaking people who are the Traditional Custodians of the land of Sutherland Shire.
Council pays respect to the Elders past and present of the Dharawal nation and extends that respect to other. Sutherland Shire Council’s Development Control Plan (Amendment 11) requires that trees removed under this policy are replaced at a rate of 4 to 1 with local native canopy trees. This is to ensure that the tree canopy cover of Sutherland Shire is maintained. Council will approve tree removal within 3 metres of a dwelling subject to a removal application being submitted.
If a tree is approved to be removed, Council requir es replacement planting so that the canopy of Sutherland Shire can be maintained for future generations. Details of these requirements will be provided within the letter that provides a response to the tree inspection. Council offers a domestic woodchipping service for Sutherland Shire residents during the daylight saving months each year.
This service turns bulky tree branches and trunks into woodchips. Learn more about the program and key dates here.