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Overhanging Branches

Garden trees and bushes with branches overhanging the footpath should be cut back if they are at a height of less than 3 metres. Low shrubs and other vegetation should also be kept cut back from footpaths so there is clear access for pedestrians.

Trees on private property

If you see branches or vegetation overhanging or blocking a footpath from private property, you can note the address of the property and inform us by submitting a private tree customer request online, or contacting Local Laws on 1300 88 22 33.

Council’s Local Laws team will then serve a Notice to Comply to the property owner requesting the branches be cut back within 14 days. If not complied with, Council will arrange for the pruning and the costs will be charged to the property owner.

Council trees

If you are concerned about a council tree or vegetation, please note the location and submit a Council tree customer request online or contact Council on 1300 88 22 33.

Council’s tree care team will assess the vegetation and obtain permits if work is needed.

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