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Glen Eira Council Tree Removal

How to remove a tree in Glen Eira

If you want to get rid of a dead, dangerous, or unwanted tree in Monash council, you may need to get a tree removal permit.

Applying for a tree removal permit

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Applying for a tree removal permit in Glen Eira council

Trees and parks in Glen Eira are highly valued and protected by the council however they currently do not have any general laws for tree removal on private property. Regardless, you still need to check with the council before removing a tree as your site may sit in an Overlay.

There are three Overlays in Glen Eira council area:

  • Significant Landscape Overlay — This control conserves and enhances the character of existing landscapes. A planning permit is required to remove, destroy or lop a specified tree or to construct a building or carry out works in areas specified as tree protection zones.
  • Vegetation Protection Overlay — This area contains Glen Eira’s only remaining significant remnant indigenous plant community. Swamp Gums and River Red Gums are protected in this area.
  • Heritage Overlay tree control —  In these cases, a planning permit is required to remove, destroy or lop a tree.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I remove a tree in Glen Eira without a permit?

Yes as Glen Eira council do not have any general laws for tree removal on private property. However, if your site is located in an Overlay, you will need council approval.

If your property does not fall under the SLO or VPO zones of Glen Eira council then you can remove or prune trees within your property without council permission.

How do I know if my site is located in an Overlay?

These are the currently listed Overlays in Glen Eira council.

  • Omama Road, Murrumbeena - Significant Landscape Overlay
  • Kitmont Street Reserve, Murrumbeena and the southern end of Boyd Park -Vegetation Protection Overlay
  • A limited number of properties are affected by the Heritage Overlay tree control.

To check if your site sits in an Overlay, you can search on VicPlan.

Are there any exceptions for tree removal in an Overlay?

There are exceptions for tree removal in Overlays which include the following:

  • If the tree is dead.
  • If the tree poses an immediate threat to persons or property.
  • A tree has fallen in a storm or by natural causes.

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