Get Cheaper Tree Removal in Clovelly, 2031
The cost of tree removal in Clovelly, 2031 varies depending on a number of factors including tree size and location.
The average tree removal cost in Clovelly, NSW is $1,632 which is 7% expensive than the national average of $1,530
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Do I need council approval for tree removal Clovelly?
Randwick council does allow for the removal of trees in Clovelly, NSW without council consent.
1) a height equal to or exceeding six metres; 2) a canopy width equal to or exceeding four metres; 3) for a single trunk tree species, a trunk circumference equal to or exceeding one metre at a height of one metre above ground level; or 4) for a multi-trunk tree species, a combined trunk circumference (measured around the outer girth of the group of trunks) equal to or exceeding one (1) metre at a height of one (1) metre above ground level. 5) if the tree is dying or dead or is a risk to human life or property and is not required as the habitat of native fauna - Assessing wildlife habitat; 6) if the tree is growing within two (2) metres of any building (excluding an outbuilding) measured horizontally from the closest point of the trunk at one (1) metre from ground level to the closest point of the vertical alignment of the building structure which must be the eave, guttering or fixed awning of the building; 7) tree works to give effect to a development consent that permits the pruning or removal of the subject tree/s
No application is required
Are there certain trees exempt from above rules?
Some local councils have a list of tree species that are exempt from any limitations on removal as they are considered a pest. In Clovelly, NSW under the local Randwick Council umbrella there are trees exempt from needing council approval before removal.
- Evergreen Alder
- Cocos palm
- Bamboo Species
- Leyland Cypress
- Coral tree
- Rubber tree
- Norfolk Island Hibiscus
- African Olive
- Umbrella tree
- Rhus tree
Do I need a permit to prune a tree in Clovelly, 2031 NSW?
Pruning can be carried out on trees in Clovelly, NSW. They types of pruning allowed are as follows:
You can rprune trees without council permission if: 1) Height < 6m 2) Canopy width < 4m 3) Single trunk tree, a trunk < 1m at a height of 1m above ground level; or 4) Multi-trunk tree, a combined trunk circumference < 1m at a height 1m above ground level. 5) Tree is dying or dead or is a risk to human life or property 6) Tree is growing within 2m of any building (excluding an outbuilding) measured from the closest point of trunk at 1m from ground level to the closest point of the vertical alignment of the building. Must be eave, guttering or fixed awning of the building; 7) If pruning is required or authorised to be done under the Electricity Supply Act 1995; 8) If the pruning is in accordance with the Australian Standard (AS 4373 - 2007) to provide 500mm clearance of insulated domestic electricity supply cables; 9) For minor or maintenance tree works, including crown thinning by a maximum of 10% in any two year period (excluding height reduction), pruning of deadwood more than 50mm in diameter, the removal of live branches to a height of 2.5 metres from ground level and the formative pruning of young trees as defined in AS 4373 - 2007.
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Safety standards for accredited tree arborists in Clovelly
Certified arborist in the Clovelly and surrounding areas need to all abide by the Australian standards when carrying out tree management work.
These standards include:
AS 4373:2007 - Pruning of amenity trees
AS 4970-2009 - Protection of trees on development sites
How do I apply for council approval?
If you do in fact need council approval before proceeding, you will need to fill in a tree removal application form which can be found on your local councils website. Normally there will be a small fee you will need to pay upon application.
No application is required
Within 7 - 14 days you will have an arborist from the council for Clovelly, nsw come out to inspect your tree. They will then give their recommendation on whether the tree should be removed or if a tree prune/ lop might be better.