We are 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 initiated as a response to the loss of many trees through rapid urban development.
A tree is included in the significant tree list based only on its significance. It is not based on land ownership. Street trees, reserve trees and other trees on public land may therefore be included on the significant tree list.
Removing, destroying or lopping a significant tree
You will need a planning permit to remove, destroy or lop a tree that has been identified as significant. You will also need a planning permit to undertake buildings and works within the Tree Protection Zone. An arborist's opinion may also be required before Council makes a decision on any permit application.
A list of significant trees can be found in Part 2 of the Casey Significant Tree Strategy.