Draft Central Coast Wide Tree and Vegetation Management

Central Coast Council has placed the draft tree and vegetation management plan on exhibition with a view to halting the current unrestricted removal of trees from private properties in the former Wyong Council area.

Draft Development Control Plan 2013 in respect of Tree and Vegetation Management has been prepared for land within the Central Coast Local Government Area

In accordance with the Resolution of Council on 27 November, 2017, the Tree and Vegetation Management Chapter of Wyong Development Control Plan 2013 has been amended to reflect the controls within Chapter 6.6 of the Gosford Development Control Plan 2013, this change affects all land within the former Wyong Shire Local Government Area.

If you are concerned about how many trees have been unnecessarily removed over the last few years, you are urged to make a submission to council in support of the draft. This is quite a simple matter and to make it easier we have prepared the following:

How to view the Draft Development Control Plan 2013 in respect of Tree and Vegetation Management:

Go to http://www.yourvoiceourcoast.com/draft-development-control-plan-2013-in-respect-of-tree-and-vegetation-management

This Draft Development Control Plan will be exhibited between7 December 2017 and 4 January 2018 at:

  • Wyong Office: 2 Hely Street, Wyong;
  • Gosford Office: 49 Mann Street, Gosford;
  • Online version (as above)

 How to support this Draft Plan

Submissions may be emailed, posted or submitted online.

Submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer and will be accepted until 5.00pm on Thursday, 4 January 2018 by:

  1. Email(preferred) at ask@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au; (See attached sample)
  2. Post: PO Box 20, Wyong NSW 2259; or PO Box 21, Gosford NSW 2250;(see attached sample)
  3. Online

Your attention is drawn to the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 which allows for possible access to certain public and personal documentation.

 Ideas for content to include in your submission

If you’re looking for a starting point, format or ideas to include in your submission, you might like to cut and paste parts of the following directly, amend ideas to express your personal opinion, or simply to use as inspiration.

It is important to remember that it often comes down to the number of submissions received when final decisions are made rather than the length or literary quality of your submission.

Format for submissions (see the end of the article for PDF proformas for each council):

Submission: Draft Development Control Plan 2013 in respect of Tree and Vegetation Management

Full Name:


Contact Number:


My Submission:

I have read the Draft Development Control Plan 2013 in respect of Tree and Vegetation Management posted on the Central Coast Website and am in support of this plan.

I particularly like that

(Write or cut and paste from below a few sentences to explain why you support the draft plan)


Tree Works Permit will be required

Development consent will be required from Council

Heritage Trees – Development consent is required from Council

Significant Trees – Proposals for the ringbarking, cutting down, topping, lopping, removal, injuring or wilful destruction of listed Significant Trees require a Tree Works permit.

Council consent may be assumed for removal and/or pruning of trees within

a. three metres of an approved building (measured one metre above ground level and between the face of the wall and the part of the trunk nearest the building), providing the tree species is not:

i. a threatened species; or
ii. listed on Council’s Significant Tree Register; or
iii. is or is part of a Heritage Item;

b. dead trees or pruning of dead branches;

c. tree species listed in Appendices 1 or 2;

d. branches directly overhanging the roofline of an approved building (in accordance with Australian Standard AS4373);

e. branches within 1 metre around electricity and/or telecommunication wires.

PDF Proformas:

Gosford Proforma

Wyong Proforma