Permission to Remove or Prune a Tree

Council has powers for the protection or preservation of trees in the Burwood Local Government Area through the Burwood Local Environmental Plan (BLEP) 2012 and the Burwood Development Control Plan (BDCP).

A development consent or a tree permit granted by Council is required before removal or pruning of a tree that has a height equal to or exceeding 4m, or a branch spread equal to or exceeding 2m, or a trunk diameter exceeding 150mm measured at a distance 1.4m above the ground. The BDCP provides for specific exemptions to this requirement.

A person who contravenes or causes to be contravened the requirements of the BLEP 2012 or the BDCP for the preservation of trees shall be guilty of an offence.

  • Tree Permit Application Form 2017-18

    Sat, 01 July 2017
  • Tree Information Sheet

    Mon, 17 November 2014
  • Burwood Council’s Street Tree Management Strategy has been reviewed, and the revised Strategy was adopted by Council on 18 November 2013. ​The essence of the original Strategy in response to the community consultation has been retained, with technical and arboricultural industry best practice information updated.​ The Strategy provides a framework for the management of street trees within the Burwood Local Government Area. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The previous Street Tree Management Strategy and Tree Vandalism Zero Tolerance Policy are superseded by this document.

    Mon, 25 November 2013
  • Extract of the Burwood Development Control Plan, Section 6.1 Preservation of Trees or Vegetation. Adopted 1 March 2013 

    Fri, 01 March 2013