We're committed to the preservation of natural environments, which include significant trees. In 2014 we undertook a comprehensive investigation into significant trees in Casey. This was a response to the loss of many trees through rapid urban development.
A significant tree is not based on land ownership. Street trees, reserve trees and other trees on public land can be on the significant tree list.
Removing, destroying or lopping a significant tree
You will need a planning permit to remove, destroy or lop a significant tree. You also need a planning permit to build and construct within the Tree Protection Zone. Council may need an arborist's opinion before it decides on any permit application.
A list of significant trees is in Part 2 of the Casey Significant Tree Strategy.
For more information see our Tree Guide.