Tree Maintenance

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Council is responsible for the city’s public trees.  This includes:

  • Visual tree assessments and reports
  • Pruning young trees to create good form and structure
  • Mulching
  • Weed control at the base of trees
  • Pruning mature trees where required
  • Tree removal where required.

You should not try to prune or remove public trees yourself. The NSW Local Government Act 1993 makes it an offence to interfere with a plant in a public place.

If you think a tree needs maintenance you can make a request by contacting Council on 4974 2000 or complete an online customer request form. We will assess the tree to determine the need for maintenance and will set a priority of any work required.

If a tree appears to be causing damage to a footpath you should contact Council on 4974 2000 and report the matter.  Council will assess the situation and determine the priority of any work required.