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Vegetation protection overlay (VPO) map

There is an area which is protected by the Vegetation Protection Overlay (VPO) shown in the map below. This region has been identified as an area of environmental significance.

A planning permit is required to remove, destroy or lop any native tree or plant (including ferns and palms) which is:

  1. greater than 2m high, and
  2. has a single trunk circumference greater than 0.5m at a height of 1m above ground level.

Pruning a native tree or native plant protected by the VPO is allowed without a permit in the VPO area. Works must be in accordance with AS4373 Pruning of Amenity Trees to be considered pruning.

Find out more about tree removals on private property