This is the second in our series about the different rules and regulations in regards to tree removal and pruning in your council area.
This week we cover the Hurstville City Council (HCC) area
This information is sourced from the HCC Website which can be found HERE
The following trees don’t require council permission regardless of size:
Also, permission is not required for any commercial or domestic fruit tree except Macadamia integrifolia.
Written permission is required from the council for the follow trees regardless of size:
In addition to the above permission is required for pruning or removal if the tree is:
Permission will granted if it can be proved to council that the tree is dead or dying or that it has become a threat to people or property.
To facilitate the approval process Council will sometimes require a report from a qualified Arborist to support your application. We can provide such a report.
Contact Bob & Ben for further information should you need a report.
A downloadable HCC application form is available HERE
Once completed, your application must be lodged at the Hurstville Civic Centre Customer Service Centre.
An application fee must also be paid upon lodgement.
HCC’s Tree Preservation Order aims to keep as many trees within the HCC area as possible and it is what will determine the outcome of your application.
The following reasons are NOT seen as adequate justification for pruning and/or removal.