COUNCIL APPROVALS

Gold Coast Council Approval Guidelines and Application Forms for Tree Removal

Feel free to contact us if you have any council approval questions regarding your tree removal.

It’s important before beginning any earthworks on your property that you check the requirements and laws of the local council. Ignoring these laws could lead to you removing or damaging a protected tree. Minor offences can attract on the spot fines of $550. Such offences include interfering with a protected tree or removing small protected trees. The maximum penalty for breaching a tree Protection Order is $110,000 and if it escalates to the Land and Environment Court, penalties can reach $1.1 million. Neighbours can also report illegal tree removals.

Because of these factors we need to visit your property to professionally identify your tree/s and advise on your local council tree removal laws. Depending on your requirements there may be the need to lodge an application form and receive permission prior to starting any work.
Below are a number of forms you may need including details of Council charges and application forms for removal from your property.

» Do I need approval to remove my tree? 

» Council Charge List 2019/2020 

» Private Tree Removal Request (DA Form 1)

The tree removal process can be quite confusing so please feel free to contact Jon for some no obligation advice!

The following species have been declared as pests by the Gold Coast City Council and can be removed without Council approval:

» Cocos Palm
» Coral Tree
» Cadaghi Tree
» Slash Pine
» Umbrella Tree
» Alexander Palm
» Pepper Tree
» Camphor Laurel
» African Tulip
» Chinese Celtis
» Golden Rain Tree
» Privet Tree

Please note: It is important that the tree is correctly identified by an AQF L5 qualified Arborist prior to removal.

gold coast council approval for tree removal

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