We are one of a handful of councils to have a Local Law requiring permits to remove trees on privately owned land. The Tree Protection Local Law is one of the ways Council is seeking to maintain the leafy character of Boroondara and to protect our environment.
Tree Protection Local Law Review
The Tree Protection Local Law 2016 (the Local Law) has been in place since 26 November 2016. It replaced an earlier Local Law.
In deciding to approve the Local Law, Council also resolved to review the first 12 months of operation. This review has now commenced.
Council is inviting written submissions to [email protected] or via the post addressed to Private Bag 1, Camberwell, Victoria 3124 . Submissions close Tuesday 27 March 2018.
Your submission will be considered in the review.
About the Tree Protection Local Law
Our Tree Protection Local Law aims to provide a balanced approach between the protection of healthy trees and the need to remove trees on private property in certain circumstances.
The Local Law sets out relevant considerations when assessing an application to remove a tree and includes enforcement provisions and requirements for replacement planting.
The purpose of the Local Law is to:
- ensure the established treed character of Boroondara is maintained
- prohibit, regulate and control any activities which may endanger significant trees and canopy trees within Boroondara.
The Local Law also gives Council the necessary controls to effectively ensure trees listed in Council’s Significant Tree Study are maintained.
Council officers will prepare a report for a Council meeting to determine whether further changes to the Local Law are warranted. Any submitters will be advised of the location and date of the Council meeting in due course.