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.
Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
P. 1300 322 322
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