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Council has been advised that due to a serious incident involving an Ausgrid employee working close to live power lines, all work involving live power lines, including street lighting, tree trimming and removal, has been suspended. Council is currently unable to progress such requests until the relevant authorities advise that work can resume. At this stage there is no indicative timeline for when this will occur. We appreciate your patience during this time.


CITY OF ryde's development control plan 2014 - Part 9.5 tree preservation

The City of Ryde's Development Control Plan (DCP) aims to help improve the quality of the local environment and livability of Ryde. The following points are the key factors of tree management and conservation in The City: 

  • The framework and requirements regarding the removal, pruning and subsequent replacement of trees within the City of Ryde;
  • To maximise a sustainable urban forest canopy across the City of Ryde;
  • To conserve trees of ecological, heritage, aesthetic and cultural significance;
  • To protect and manage individual trees as an important community asset;
  • To ensure all new development considers existing trees on the site and provides opportunity for the healthy growth of large trees. 

For more information see the City of Ryde's Development Control Plan 2014 Part 9.5 - Tree Preservation(PDF, 1MB)

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