It is believed that over the Christmas period a number of
trees between 21-25 Austin Street, Lane Cove were unlawfully damaged resulting
in their death. Council’s Tree Management Officer along with Council’s Legal
Team are conducting an ongoing investigation into the site and the
circumstances around the death of the trees. Council
would like to reiterate that wilful damage of a protected tree can carry heavy
fines or prosecution of up to $1.1m. If you have any queries regarding a tree
within the municipality, or would like to report possible illegal works, please
contact the Tree team on 9911 3583.
Council would also like to thank the residents of Lane Cove
for their support and assistance with this matter.