Draft Urban Tree and Bushland Policy 2021

Consultation period:

Monday 23 August to Monday 4 October 2021


Council is updating its Urban Tree and Bushland Policy and seeking feedback from community members on the draft Policy.

The Policy provides a framework for how Council will appropriately manage urban trees and bushland across Sutherland Shire to ensure we maintain a high quality of life for our community and future generations.


What's changing?

  • Council are introducing a policy to guide the management of public trees and bushland in the Sutherland Shire.
  • The Policy provides principles and strategic direction to holistically manage the life-cycle of public trees for the benefit of current and future generations.
  • It introduces an additional review process for tree decisions on public and private land.
  • It introduces vandalism guidelines for enforcement action.

Note: This policy does not make tree removal easier on private land as the Sutherland Shire Development Control Plan chapter 39 still applies to both development and tree permit applications.


Have your say

Submissions are required by Monday 4 October 2021, please provide feedback:

Online - complete the feedback survey below

In writing - Urban Tree and Bushland Policy, Environment Health & Building Unit, Locked Bag 17, Sutherland NSW 1499

Email - Reference: Urban Tree and Bushland Policy, Environment Health and Building Unit to ssc@ssc.nsw.gov.au


Next steps

Your feedback is under review by Council staff and is being used to refine the policy and to be reported back to Councillors. Once the policy is finalised it will be put to Council for adoption and published on Council's website.


For more information

If you would like further details, please contact the Environment Health and Building Unit on 9710 0333 or email ssc@ssc.nsw.gov.au

Consultation period:

Monday 23 August to Monday 4 October 2021


Council is updating its Urban Tree and Bushland Policy and seeking feedback from community members on the draft Policy.

The Policy provides a framework for how Council will appropriately manage urban trees and bushland across Sutherland Shire to ensure we maintain a high quality of life for our community and future generations.


What's changing?

  • Council are introducing a policy to guide the management of public trees and bushland in the Sutherland Shire.
  • The Policy provides principles and strategic direction to holistically manage the life-cycle of public trees for the benefit of current and future generations.
  • It introduces an additional review process for tree decisions on public and private land.
  • It introduces vandalism guidelines for enforcement action.

Note: This policy does not make tree removal easier on private land as the Sutherland Shire Development Control Plan chapter 39 still applies to both development and tree permit applications.


Have your say

Submissions are required by Monday 4 October 2021, please provide feedback:

Online - complete the feedback survey below

In writing - Urban Tree and Bushland Policy, Environment Health & Building Unit, Locked Bag 17, Sutherland NSW 1499

Email - Reference: Urban Tree and Bushland Policy, Environment Health and Building Unit to ssc@ssc.nsw.gov.au


Next steps

Your feedback is under review by Council staff and is being used to refine the policy and to be reported back to Councillors. Once the policy is finalised it will be put to Council for adoption and published on Council's website.


For more information

If you would like further details, please contact the Environment Health and Building Unit on 9710 0333 or email ssc@ssc.nsw.gov.au

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Your feedback is important to help Council finalise the Policy and guide how we support urban trees and bushland for future generations. 

    Please read the draft Policy and its attached schedules in the document library before providing feedback.

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