10/50 Vegetation Clearing
Prior to the lodging an application for the removal of trees within 10 metres, or other vegetation within 50m, of an external wall of a dwelling, it is recommended that you check with NSW Rural Fire Services whether the removal of the trees/vegetation can be carried out under the Rural Fire Service’s 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Scheme.
There is no need to apply to Council to remove trees or vegetation in these circumstances if your property is within a ‘clearing entitlement area’ and the proposed clearing meets the 10/50 Code of Practice.
You can find out if your property is in a 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Entitlement Area, and to view the 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Code of Practice, by visiting the NSW Rural Fire Service website.
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