Significant trees and vegetation
We have many individual trees, groups of trees and areas of vegetation that have special significance. They include native and exotic plants that are of habitat value, are rare or unique to our area, are outstanding examples of their species or of cultural or historical significance.
We register vegetation deemed significant, and they become protected by Planning Scheme ES04.
Read the Significant Tress and Areas of Vegetation register(PDF, 175KB)
Nominate a tree or vegetation for the register
You can nominate vegetation on public or private land for inclusion on the register.
Nominate a significant tree or vegetation area(PDF, 30KB)
Nominations are reviewed by an arborist twice a year. We will contact you to let you know the outcome.
To be eligible, the tree or area must meet 1 or more criteria:
- landscape: a tree or group of trees with outstanding aesthetic value or which frame or screen views, or act as a landmark;
- size: any tree of outstanding size in height, girth or canopy spread;
- age: any tree of an age that makes it old or venerable for its species variant;
- botanical: a tree which is rarely found in the wild or in cultivation;
- horticultural: any tree which is of outstanding horticultural or genetic value, and which could be an important stock for future propagation;
- historic: any tree with a specific historic or commemorative association;
- form: any tree with an outstanding, unusual, abnormal or curious growth form;
- remnant: any trees which survive from the pre-European era;
- habitat: a tree or group of trees with outstanding value as habitat or niche for native flora and fauna; or
- a tree which has associations with Indigenous Australian culture or heritage.
Protecting trees on the register
If you have significant vegetation on your property, you may need a planning permit to carry out works on or near it.
Lodge a Tree Planning Permit application
For further information, please contact Council’s Environment Officer on 9433 7724 or email email@example.com.