Tree Removal By-law Update

Kingborough Mayor, Paula Wriedt said that Council had received positive news about its ability to create a separate Tree By-law for Kingborough.

“This is great news as the removal of Clause 25, removal of trees, from the Health and Environmental Services By-law drew a considerable amount of concern from the public, through a public submissions process.

“At the 16 August meeting, Council decided that it would pass the four Council by-laws as drafted for consultation, but seek separate advice on tree removal powers.

“Council has remained firmly committed to maintaining Kingborough’s natural environment.

“For 20 years, we have been the only Council in Tasmania that has used a by-law to regulate tree removal on private property.

“Work will immediately start on drafting the new by-law, which will then come before Council as required under the Act.”