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WYONG COUNCIL

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Plateau Tree Services work within the Wyong area to provide tree services, tree management, residential and commercial tree services, aborists reporting, tree removals, tree pruning, stump grinding, tree management, vegetation management. See list of areas covered to the right.

Below is a brief overview of the Tree Management Plan within Wyong Shire Council. Please note this page should be used as a guide only. For full details, visit the Wyong Shire Council Website.

Trees/plants not requiring Council’s consent for removal or pruning:

  • The tree is listed as Undesirable, due its Location or Species under s.7.1 od the Tree Management Plan
  • Tree or plant is declared as Noxious in Wyong Shire, or is a domestic fruit tree; (see right for Tree Management Plan exempt species);
  • The tree is dead and does not provide habitat for fauna;
  • The tree is under 3 metres in height and less than 75/mm trunk diameter, unless more than 1,000m2 of land is being cleared;
  • Tree removal is necessary to construct an approved dwelling – any conditions will be outlined in the development consent.

when is consent required for tree removal

Clause 28 of the Wyong Local Environmental Plan (WLEP) 1991 identifies when tree removal and/or pruning requires a development application and consent.  These requirements are the same under Chapter 14.  Most tree removal or pruning requires development consent, including the removal of trees around heritage listed structures, unless: 
  • The tree is dead (where it does not provide habitat for threatened species)
  • The tree is a noxious weed
  • The tree is a domestic or commercial fruit tree or part of a commercial plantation
  • Pruning in accordance with AS4373:2007 (See Eco info – Pruning Trees in Wyong Shire)
  • The removal may be defined as Exempt Vegetation Management Works, including the removal of trees within 3m of an Approved Structure (i.e, the 3 metre rule).
Note: for full Wyon Shire Council Tree Management Plan download PDF.

Suburbs covered in WYONG SHIRE Council

Tree MANAGEMENT PLAN
Exempt Species for
wyong shire COUNCIL

The following species are exempt from the Tree Management Plan. You do not require a permit to remove or prune these trees on your property.

  • Bastard Pine - Pinus sondereggeri 
  • Brazillian Mastic - Schinus terebinthifolius 
  • Camphor Laurel - Cinnamomum camphora 
  • Cape Leeuwin Wattle - Paraserianthes lophantha 
  • Cockscomb Coral Tree - Erythrina crista-galli 
  • Cootamundra wattle - Acacia baileyana
  • Coral Tree - Erythrina x-sykesii 
  • Elderberry - Sambucus nigra 
  • Giant Rattlepod - Crotalaria lunata 
  • Gleditsia triacanthos (but no grafted honey locust horticultural varieties)
  • Hackberry - Celtis occidentalis 
  • Indian Rubber Tree - Ficus elastica 
  • Large Leaf Privet - Ligustrum lucidum 
  • Lead Tree, Coffee Bush - Leucaena leucocephala 
  • Mount Morgan Wattle - Acacia podalyrIifolia 
  • Norfolk Island Hibisus - Lagunaria patersonia 
  • Olive - Olea spp (except spp grown for olive production) 
  • Polygala - Polygala myrtifolia 
  • Radiata Pine - Pinus radiata 
  • Robinia pseudoacacia (but not grafted Locust horticultural varieties)
  • Silk tree - Albizia julibrissin 
  • Small Leaf Privet - Ligustrum sinense 
  • Tree Lucerne - Chamaecytissus proliferus 
  • Tree of Heaven - Ailanthus altissima 
  • Umbrella Tree - Schefflera actinophylla 
  • Wattle - Acacia salignus 
  • Willows - Salix spp

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