Parramatta City Council

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Parramatta City Council Tree Preservation Order

Priority Tree Services provide amongst other tree care services, stump grinding, tree removal and tree pruning (sometimes referred to as tree lopping), as well as consultancy by qualified arborists within the Parramatta City Council area. Parramatta City Council covers the following suburbs:

Camelia Granville Pendle Hill
Carlingford Guildford Rosehill
Chester Hill Harris Park Rydlemere
Clyde Melrose park South Granville
Constitution Hill Merrylands Telopea
Dundas North Parramatta Toongabbie
Dundas Valley Northmead Wentworthville
Eastwood Oatlands Westmead
Ermington Parramatta

Below is a brief overview of the Tree Preservation Order within Parramatta City Council. Please note this document should be used as a guide only.

To view complete Tree Preservation Order for this council please CLICK HERE.

Parramatta City Councils Tree Preservation Order allows for the following work to be carried out without consent or permission:

  1. Removal of a tree which is dead or the removal of dead branches;
  2. Removal of a species that has been declared a noxious plant under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993;
  3. Removal of a species referred to in the Order’s List of Unsuitable Trees (listed below);
  4. Removal of a species Populus spp. – Poplar, Salix spp. – Willow, Cinnamomum camphora – Camphor Laurel and Liquidambar styraciflua of such tree is located within 5 metres of any sewer, single storey dwelling or commercial building (not being an out building)* (*see TPO for specifications)
  5. Removal of a fruit tree or tree grown for the purpose of fruit or fodder production except Acmena spp. – Lilly Pilly, Syzygium spp. – Lilly Pilly and Elaeocarpus spp. – Blueberry Ash;
  6. Any tree on public land as defined as ‘Bushland’ by State Environmental Planning Policy No 19 (see TPO for specifications)
  7. Any species of mistletoe or parasitic plant being removed from any part of a tree to ameliorate the affects upon the tree of such a parasite.

Exempt tree species within Parramatta City Council are as follows:

 African Olive Olea europea var. Africana
 Brazilian Mastic Schinus terebinthifolius
 Cocos Palm Syagrus romanzoffianum
 Cootamundra Wattle Acacia baileyana
 Coral Trees Erythrina spp.
 Crested Wattle Albizia lopantha
 False Acacia Robinia pseudoacacia
 Honey Locust Gleditsia triacanthos
 Large Leaf Privet Ligustrum lucidum
 Norfolk Is. Hibiscus Lagunaria patersonii
 Rubber Tree Ficus elastica
 Small Leaf Privet Ligustrum sinense
 Tree of Heaven Ailanthus altissima
 Umbrella Tree Schefflera actinophylla
 Wattle Acacia salignus
 White Cedar Melia azedarach

The Tree Preservation Order exemption list does not apply to the following:

  1. Any tree or palm, whether indigenous, endemic, exotic or introduced species which has a height equal to or exceeding 5 metres, not being a cycad palm or mangrove
  2. Any cycad or mangrove irrespective of dimensions, or
  3. Any bushland.

Tree Preservation Order – click here

Application Form – click here

Fact Sheet Download –click here

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