Georges River Council Tree Removal and Pruning
Georges River Council tree removal & pruning information below. Please give us a call if you are unsure of whether you need council permission to remove a tree in Georges River Council area
Depending on where you live, the conditions which apply to your application to remove or prune a tree currently fall under one of three processes:
- Peakhurst, Mortdale and Hurstville Wards (Tree Management Process A)
- Hurstville City Centre (Tree Management Process B)
- Blakehurst and Kogarah Bay Wards (Tree Management Process C)
Peakhurst, Mortdale and Hurstville Wards
How to apply
- Complete Council’s Application to Remove or Prune a Tree(s)
- Lodge your application at Council’s Customer Service Centres. An application fee must also be paid upon lodgement.
If your property is located within Peakhurst, Mortdale and Hurstville Wards, but outside of Hurstville City Centre, applications are determined by legislation outlined within:
- Hurstville DCP No. 1 – Appendix 1 has Section 9 – Preservation of Trees and Vegetation
- State Environmental Planning Policy (Vegetation in Non-Rural Areas) 2017
If your property is located within Hurstville City Centre, applications are determined by legislation contained in State Environmental Planning Policy (Vegetation in Non-Rural Areas) 2017 and Hurstville DCP No. 1 – Appendix 1.
Blakehurst and Kogarah Bay Wards
How to apply
Follow steps 1. and 2. as per above.
If your property is located within Blakehurst and Kogarah Bay Wards, applications are determined by legislation outlined within:
How to find a professional Arborist to remove your tree in the Georges River Council area? 3 tips below!
1– Does your tree removal company have a website, Facebook page or an online presence? Im not saying this is a must have, but its a good way to know the company is legit and have a read of their credentials
2– Ask for copies of their insurance. Most professional tree companies will carry 10-20 Million Public liability insurance. Ask them to email you a copy with their quote
3– Are they qualified Arborists? Now i do know some very talented professional people in the industry who are great at their job and have no “Qualifications” but a minimum of a cert 3 in Aboriculture is something you could expect your Tree professional to have. Level 5 even better (however sometimes i feel these certificates are being found in cereal boxes……..)