Local Laws for Trees

Tree Protection Local Law 2016 No.22

The Tree Protection Local Law came into effect on 8 April 2016 and aims to:

  • protect our community forest by maintaining tree canopy on private land
  • require a minimum standard of tree pruning for the protection of trees and public safety
  • protect and enhance the amenity and environment of Frankston

A Local Law permit is required to:

  • remove, damage, kill or destroy...
  • prune, cut, trim, top more than one-third (1/3) of the outer-edge of the canopy...
  • undertake any works that encroach within more than 10 per cent of the Tree Protection Zone*...

...any tree with a trunk circumference equal to or greater than 110cm (centimetres) measured at the base.

In some cases a Planning permit may be required to prune or remove a tree or vegetation. Please contact Council’s Planning and Environment department before making an application.


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Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
Frankston 3199
P. 1300 322 322
E. info@frankston.vic.gov.au

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