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Council undertakes works on street trees, parks and reserves primarily based on a program of risk assessment in accordance with industry standards.
Members of the public may submit a request for pruning or removal of trees on Council managed land or streets by calling 02 6643 0200 and lodging a customer service request. The request will then be recorded and referred to Council's Open Spaces and Facilities section for assessment. A determination will then be made and any necessary work completed as soon as practicable. Work will be undertaken by Council staff and/or contractors in accordance with Australian Standards 4373. The person responsible for initiating the request is also notified of the outcome as part of this process. Tree works Council may undertake include:
Where an applicant is dissatisfied with a determination by a Council Assessing Officer, a request for a review of the initial decision can be initiated.
The review may require an assessment to be undertaken by an officer of Council with skills and knowledge in arboriculture. If in assessing the request the reviewing officer disagrees with the initial decision any works deemed necessary will be actioned and the person requesting the work notified. If the assessing officer agrees with the initial determination the person requesting the work will be notified outlining the reasons behind the refusal.
It is recommended that residents do not plant trees on the nature strip without first consulting Council. This practice could result in the refusal of future insurance claims associated with the tree if it can be proven that Council was not involved in the species selection process.
Council has developed a recommended list of street trees when developing the Yamba Street Tree Masterplan suitable for that area. The list may be used to select a species for other areas provided it is consistent with Council’s Urban Tree Management Strategy or specifically adopted Street Tree Masterplan.
Any insurance issues associated with Council managed trees can be followed up with Council's Insurance Claims Officer in Governance. Council's Insurance Claims Officer is available to discuss any tree related insurance issues on 02 6643 0200.
If you have any further queries, please contact Council's Open Spaces and Facilities on 02 6643 0200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org