Amendments to Development Control Plans for Trees and Bushland

Consultation has concluded

In order to provide a consistent process across the Northern Beaches, amendments to the three current DCP's are required.

In order to provide a consistent process across the Northern Beaches, amendments to the three current DCP's are required.

Consultation has concluded
  • Amendments adopted by Council

    3 months ago

    On Tuesday 8 August 2017 the amendments to Development Control Plans for Trees and Bushland on Private property were adopted by Council.

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    We would like to thank everyone involved in the consultation for their input.

    On Tuesday 8 August 2017 the amendments to Development Control Plans for Trees and Bushland on Private property were adopted by Council.

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    We would like to thank everyone involved in the consultation for their input.

  • Have your Say

    6 months ago

    Following the Council meeting on Tuesday 30th May 2017 we are seeking submissions on the DCP amendments for trees and bushland.

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    How to be involved

    • Online Submission
    • In Writing addressed to the CEO, "Trees and Bushland DCP" Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099.
    Enquiries: Tree Management Manager on 9976 1618

    Submissions closed Sunday 2 July 2017

    Following the Council meeting on Tuesday 30th May 2017 we are seeking submissions on the DCP amendments for trees and bushland.

    View the:

    How to be involved

    • Online Submission
    • In Writing addressed to the CEO, "Trees and Bushland DCP" Northern Beaches Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, 2099.
    Enquiries: Tree Management Manager on 9976 1618

    Submissions closed Sunday 2 July 2017

  • Background

    6 months ago

    Northern Beaches Council is currently operating within the 3 existing Development Control Plans, with the current control plans having differing controls and advisory notes. For Council to have a consistent process across the Northern Beaches Local Government Area and eliminate confusion with the current controls it is necessary to make amendments to the current documents to make them consistent.

    The amendments provide a clear framework for the integration and transformation of the development controls.

    These amendments are about trees and bushland on private property. It should be noted that as part of the proposed controls, any removal of trees in bushland that is on private property will require Council consent.

    This review does not recommend changes to the Warringah LEP 2000 or Tree Preservation Order in the deferred lands documentation.

    Due to the nature and legislative requirements associated with the delivery of the development controls as they relate to tree services, many of the proposed amendments are required to be publicly exhibited prior to being implemented. This report provides an overview of the relevant amendments required to make the controls consistent, and recommends the exhibition of those amendments.

    The draft documents are proposed to be exhibited for 4 weeks. A report will be brought back to Council at the close of the exhibition period to summarise the feedback received.


    Northern Beaches Council is currently operating within the 3 existing Development Control Plans, with the current control plans having differing controls and advisory notes. For Council to have a consistent process across the Northern Beaches Local Government Area and eliminate confusion with the current controls it is necessary to make amendments to the current documents to make them consistent.

    The amendments provide a clear framework for the integration and transformation of the development controls.

    These amendments are about trees and bushland on private property. It should be noted that as part of the proposed controls, any removal of trees in bushland that is on private property will require Council consent.

    This review does not recommend changes to the Warringah LEP 2000 or Tree Preservation Order in the deferred lands documentation.

    Due to the nature and legislative requirements associated with the delivery of the development controls as they relate to tree services, many of the proposed amendments are required to be publicly exhibited prior to being implemented. This report provides an overview of the relevant amendments required to make the controls consistent, and recommends the exhibition of those amendments.

    The draft documents are proposed to be exhibited for 4 weeks. A report will be brought back to Council at the close of the exhibition period to summarise the feedback received.