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.