Vegetation Protection Overlay

Tree removal or tree works within the Vegetation Protection Overlay (VPO)

A planning permit is required to remove or destroy any vegetation that:

  • Has a trunk circumference greater than 500mm (160mm diameter) at 1200mm above ground level, and
  • Is higher than 10 metres

It is the responsibility of the land owner to ensure that either a Planning Permit is applied for, or that the exemptions from the requirement to obtain a Planning Permit are satisfied.

For a visual representation of the Vegetation Protection Overlay (VPO) in this region, please see the City of Monash Interactive Maps.

For vegetation assessment advice and a map of the VPO, please see:

Vegetation Protection Overlay - Assessment Advice (docx, 311KB)

Vegetation Protection Overlay - Assessment Advice (pdf, 180KB)

Vegetation Protection Overlay - Map (pdf, 447KB)

If you wish to have a tree removed within the VPO, or seek an exemption, please see the following forms:

Vegetation Protection Overlay - Tree Assessment Form (doc, 61KB)

Vegetation Protection Overlay - Tree Assessment Form (pdf, 476KB)

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Last updated: 01 November 2019