Removing Native Vegetation

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Removing Native Vegetation

Approval may be required from Council for the removal of native vegetation from land to which the SEPP (Vegetation in Non-Rural Areas) 2017 applies.

The Vegetation Removal Fact Sheet can assist you in determining if approval is required.​​

Approval can be obtained via the lodgement of a tree permit application.

For additional information in relation to supplementary information required to be submitted with development applications and tree permit applications for vegetation removal, please refer to Chapter E1 – Biodiversity of Coffs Harbour Development Control Plan.

Note: where the removal of native vegetation is associated with development which also requires approval from Council it is recommended that one development application is lodged simultaneously for both purposes.​

Compensatory planting may be required as part of your application to remove vegetation.  Information on suggested species can be found in the Species Selection Guide.

Deferred Areas

At its meeting on 13 December 2012 Council resolved to defer some lands in the Hearnes Lake/Sandy Beach, Emerald Beach and Moonee localities from Coffs Harbour LEP 2013.

To ascertain if your land is within the deferred areas please refer to the Land Zoning Map of Coffs Harbour LEP 2013.

Land deferred from Coffs Harbour LEP 2013 is subject to the provisions of the former Coffs Harbour City LEP 2000.

Approval may be required from Council for the removal of native vegetation from land to which LEP 2000 applies.

The Vegetation Removal Fact Sheet (Deferred Areas) can assist you in determining if approval is required.

Approval can be obtained by Development Consent via the lodgement of a development application​.

Note: where the removal of native vegetation is associated with development which also requires approval from Council it is recommended that one development application is lodged simultaneously for both purposes.