Significant Tree Policy

Adopted August 2021

Significant and large trees provide great environmental benefits by:

  • reducing the impacts of heatwaves
  • cooling streets, parks and homes where it’s needed the most.

The draft Significant Tree Policy proposes:

  • criteria for assessing whether a tree is significant
  • start a register of significant trees on private land
  • when a tree is on the register, owners need a Tree Work Permit for any maintenance works or tree removal.

This new draft policy works with the Brimbank Tree Policy. They support a cool, green, healthy and resilient municipality through an urban forest.

Do you support the Draft Significant Tree Policy?

Please tell us why or why not