Your trees are important. Any development proposal needs to ensure there will be no adverse impacts on the trees on your property. As part of any planning proposal, we always require information from the applicant to determine the impact on your neighbours trees and ensure they will be sufficiently protected.
Tree protection zones (TPZ)
A TPZ is a circular area surrounding a tree that protects it from damage during construction. It also often requires protective fencing.
Reporting concerns about a tree being removed
If you are concerned about a neighbour's tree(s) being removed without our approval, contact us on 9457 9808 so we can investigate it.
Issues with trees on neighbouring properties
Disputes between neighbours regarding overhanging trees are considered civil matters and must be resolved directly between relevant parties. For further information on resolving tree disputes please visit the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria.
You may apply for the pruning, lopping or removal of trees on a neighbouring property, however prior permission must be sought to access a neighbour's property and to carry out any works.