Significant Tree List


Consultation is now closed.

Many of the trees in Kingborough have significant aesthetic, cultural and/or historical importance.

In acknowledging these important values, Kingborough Council decided to establish a Significant Tree Policy. The policy outlines the process and the criteria to be considered for the listing or delisting of significant trees.

There are currently 24 listings (some of the listing represent groupings of trees – a total of 425 significant trees are listed).

More information about the current listings and the policy can be found here.

On 7 February 2022, Council agreed to proceed with public consultation on the proposed update to the Significant Tree list.

We are now seeking feedback on the proposed changes. Council is not inviting new nominations at this point in time until the current round of consultation is completed. New nominations will be called for at a later date.

What does the proposal involve?

The proposal is to introduce 11 new listings (representing 245 trees). The proposal also includes the delisting of 2 trees and an amendment to another listing. The trees that are recommended for delisting do not exist anymore.

Proposal Documents:

Proposal Timeline:

Do you have a question or want to make a submission?

Anyone can indicate support/opposition to the proposed listing/delisting. You can make a submission in writing to the General Manager at or by delivering to 15 Channel Hwy, Kingston 7050 or at the Alonnah Service Centre, Bruny Island.

Please consider the categories of significance provided under the Significant Tree Policy in your submission Council’s Significant Tree page.

If you have any questions in relation to the above, please contact Council’s Strategic Planner, Adriaan Stander or NAB Coordinator, Liz Quinn on 03 6211 8200 

Closing date for submissions is 28th March 2022.

People who have made a submission during the public consultation period will have the opportunity to attend a hearing at the Tasmanian Planning Commission before a final decision is made.