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Hawkesbury City Council

Yes, you can if your property is less than 1000sq in area zoned R1 general residential, R2 Low density residential.

You will need to obtain written confirmation from Council that the tree or other vegetation is dead or dying and is not required for habitat.

You will still need to obtain written confirmation from Council that the tree or vegetation is dangerous, however an on the spot approval may be given if the tree is an immediate safety hazard.

The common law allows a neighbour to prune overhanging branches provided you don’t cause harm to the overall health or unbalance the tree. Any pruning is required to be less than 10% of the overall canopy of the tree and must be in accordance with the Australian Standard for Pruning Amenity Trees AS 4373-2007. All pruning works must be undertaken from within your own property unless you have the property owner’s consent to enter onto their property. Although the tree owner’s permission is not required to prune branches that are overhanging your property, it is advisable that in the interest of good neighbourly relations, you contact your neighbour to notify them prior to undertaking any pruning works.

Penrith City Council

Yes, you can if the tree is located within three (3) meters of an external enclosing wall of a dwelling (measured from the center of the trunk at 1400mm above ground level) can be pruned or removed without the need for Council approval.  

A dead tree can be removed without the need for a vegetation permit providing it is not habitat for native fauna.

The common law allows a neighbour to prune overhanging branches provided you don’t cause harm to the overall health or unbalance the tree. Any pruning is required to be less than 10% of the overall canopy of the tree and must be in accordance with the Australian Standard for Pruning Amenity Trees AS 4373-2007. All pruning works must be undertaken from within your own property unless you have the property owner’s consent to enter onto their property. Although the tree owner’s permission is not required to prune branches that are overhanging your property, it is advisable that in the interest of good neighbourly relations, you contact your neighbour to notify them prior to undertaking any pruning works.

Blacktown City Council

Yes, you can if the tree is located within three (3) meters of the perimeter of a building (measured from the center of the trunk at 1400mm above ground level) can be pruned or removed without the need for Council approval.  

A dead tree can be removed without the need for a vegetation permit providing it is not habitat for native fauna.

Yes, if it is in imminent danger from falling and the action is necessary to protect left, building, or other property.

The common law allows a neighbour to prune overhanging branches provided you don’t cause harm to the overall health or unbalance the tree. Any pruning is required to be less than 10% of the overall canopy of the tree and must be in accordance with the Australian Standard for Pruning Amenity Trees AS 4373-2007. All pruning works must be undertaken from within your own property unless you have the property owner’s consent to enter onto their property. Although the tree owner’s permission is not required to prune branches that are overhanging your property, it is advisable that in the interest of good neighbourly relations, you contact your neighbour to notify them prior to undertaking any pruning works.

The Hills Shire Council

Yes, you can if the tree is located within five (5) meters of an existing dwelling or ancillary structure (measured from the center of the trunk at 1400mm above ground level) can be pruned or removed without the need for Council approval.  

A dead tree can be removed without the need for a vegetation permit providing it is not habitat for native fauna.

Yes, if it is in imminent danger from falling and the action is necessary to protect left, building, or other property.

The common law allows a neighbour to prune overhanging branches provided you don’t cause harm to the overall health or unbalance the tree. Any pruning is required to be less than 10% of the overall canopy of the tree and must be in accordance with the Australian Standard for Pruning Amenity Trees AS 4373-2007. All pruning works must be undertaken from within your own property unless you have the property owner’s consent to enter onto their property. Although the tree owner’s permission is not required to prune branches that are overhanging your property, it is advisable that in the interest of good neighbourly relations, you contact your neighbour to notify them prior to undertaking any pruning works.