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Trees and Neighbours


Trees (Disputes Between Neighbours Act) 2006

You can apply to Council to prune or remove a tree (including hedges) on a neighbouring property. 

Owners consent is required, in writing, for tree removal or accessing their property in order to conduct pruning works. The owners consent must accompany the online Private Tree Inspection Application. Pruning must be done within Council guidelines.

Council does not grant you or a contractor permission to enter a neighbouring property.

If a neighbour is being uncooperative this becomes a civil issue to which Council will not be involved. Avenues for mediation include: