Trees & Vegetation
Council is responsible for trees on nature strips within the 50/60km zone of townships. Council also undertakes tree and vegetation control on road reserves for sight distance and to maintain a clear carriage way. Fire prevention slashing is also conducted throughout the Shire during the fire season. Council also maintains and manages the numerous Avenues of Honour located throughout the Shire.
For requests related to street / roadside trees (either urban or rural) including dangerous trees, pruning, trimming, removal of fallen street/road trees and limbs please call Customer Service on 5348 2306. For assistance or to report fallen trees or limbs on roads and other road hazards outside normal business hours please call the After Hours Emergency number 0419 583 573.
Overhanging or encroaching trees and vegetation between private properties is not the responsibility of Council and should be resolved between property owners. The Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria can help you with dispute resolution around neighbourhood issues and can be contacted on 1800 658 528 or via their website http://www.disputes.vic.gov.au/
Trees provides legal information about cutting branches or removing roots, protected trees, clearing native vegetation and resolving disputes with neighbours.
Noxious Weeds in Private Properties
In accordance with the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994, the removal and control of noxious weeds on private property and on nature strips is the sole responsibility of the owner.