A Tree Preservation and Management Order was first resolved by Pittwater Council on 21st June 1983. Under current amendments written permission is required from council for the removal of any tree exceeding 3m in height, a canopy greater than 5m or with a trunk bole greater than 500mm. Under the order any cycad or mangrove, regardless of dimensions, needs written consent for treework also.
General Notes on Councils:
The pruning or removal of any trees on public land, parks, bushland or Heritage Items need special permission from ALL councils.
The Noxious Weeds Act 1993 lists trees not requiring permission to remove.