Council is responsible for trees that are growing on nature reserves and in parks, reserves and open spaces.
Council will not undertake works on trees in the following circumstances:
You can report a dangerous tree on Council land or a Crown Reserve under Council management by emailing us.
Please be sure to include as much information as possible including the location and photos of the dangerous tree.
Council officers will investigate the report, reply back to you and prioritise works as required.
If the tree is on private property Council cannot undertake tree works.
You can report a fallen tree on Council land or Crown Reserve under Council management by emailing Council.
Please be sure to include as much information as possible including the location and photos of the fallen tree.
We will need to know:
Trees originating for within Council Controlled lands that have fallen within private property will be assessed and where reasonable removed following consultation with the property owner.
You can report tree roots interfering with sewer mains or lines by emailing Council.
Please be sure to include as much information as possible including the location and photos.
Council will inspect trees that are interfering with the sewer mains or line and the tree/s may need to be removed.
Council will not remove a tree that is on private property.
Where private structures, stormwater pipes or drains exist within the Road Reserve the responsibility for any damage sustained due to trees or tree roots is that of the property owner benefiting from the structure.
Where trees planted by individuals within a defined sewerage / drainage easement have the potential to cause damage to the sewerage / drainage structure then Council may direct the removal of the tree without compensation.
If you would like to plant on Council controlled land or on the nature strip you must first get consent from Council.
To apply for consent please email Council including details of the location of the planting and types of plants to be considered. A Council officer will contact you to discuss your application.