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Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II ADMINISTRATION OF ACT

Part III NATIONAL PARKS AND NATURE RESERVES

Part IV PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION OF TREES AND PLANTS

Division 1 — Tree conservation areas

Division 2 — Heritage road green buffers

Division 3 — Approvals, reinstatement notices and evidence

Part V PLANTING AREAS, PUBLIC OPEN SPACES AND GREEN VERGES

Division 1 — Planting areas and streetscapes

Division 2 — Open spaces set aside as public parks

Division 3 — Green verges

Division 4 — Specifications and approvals

Part VI PREVENTION OF DANGERS

Part VII POWERS OF ENFORCEMENT

Part VIII OFFENCES, PENALTIES AND PROCEEDINGS

Part IX GENERAL

THE SCHEDULE Areas designated as national parks and nature reserves

Legislative Source Key

Legislative History

Comparative Table

 
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Application for approval to cut trees and plants, etc.
20.
—(1)  An application for an approval to carry out or cause the carrying out of any activity referred to in section 14(1), 18(1) or 19(1) shall be made to the Commissioner in such form and manner as may be prescribed.
(2)  An application for an approval to carry out or cause to be carried out any activity referred to in section 14(1) or 18(1) may be made by a person having such estate or interest in the premises on which the tree or plant is growing as would enable him to cut the tree or plant.
(3)  The Commissioner may require an applicant to furnish him with such further information or documents as he considers necessary in relation to the application for approval.
(4)  The Commissioner may, upon an application by any person for approval to carry out or cause to be carried out any activity referred to in section 14(1), 18(1) or 19(1) —
(a)
refuse to grant approval under this section; or
(b)
grant approval under this section unconditionally or subject to such conditions as he thinks fit.
(5)  The Commissioner may, at any time, by notice in writing revoke any approval granted under this section if he is satisfied —
(a)
that any information given in the application for the approval or any document submitted to the Commissioner in respect of the application is false in a material particular; or
(b)
that the person has failed to comply with any condition imposed under subsection (4)(b).
(6)  In determining whether to grant an approval to cut a tree or plant within a heritage road green buffer, the Commissioner may have regard to the following matters:
(a)
the visibility and contribution of the tree or plant in the surrounding landscape or streetscape;
(b)
the type and rarity of the species of tree or plant;
(c)
the number of trees or plants in the vicinity;
(d)
any heritage significance of the tree or plant;
(e)
whether the tree or plant may become dangerous or damage property or utility services; and
(f)
soil conservation and erosion issues.
[Parks and Trees 1996 Ed., s. 7 (1)]