Trees located on the street verge are only to be pruned or removed by the City or its contractors. Watering of the tree is the responsibility of the owner.
Pruning is periodically undertaken by the City to ensure that trees located under overhead power lines are maintained to meet guidelines in accordance with Western Power requirements and their schedule.
Residents can contact the City to request an inspection or maintenance should they have concerns regarding the health, location or safety of a tree.
Please note: The City is not responsible for the maintenance of new estates. For queries contact the relevant developer.
Property owners can request a tree to be planted on the verge next to their property by completing our online street tree request form or downloading the street tree request application form, however as tree stocks are limited, supply cannot be guaranteed.
The City does not support the removal of healthy, stable and viable trees and will not consider the removal of trees for reasons such as; to reduce leaf litter or to improve or create views. Upon receipt of a request for a tree removal form, City officers will inspect and consider removal in accordance with Councils policy for tree removal.
City of Mandurah completes pruning and maintenance on an annual schedule. Contact the City at 9550 3777 for more information on the schedule.
The City's Tree Preservation Areas are part of our greening strategy to protect mature, native trees and the benefits they provide.
This scheme is not limited to City-owned trees. Trees in your backyard are a key part of our environment and contribute to local biodiversity and our sense of place.
To nurture and grow our canopy throughout the city, permission must be sought from the City for any works in these areas. The topping, lopping, removing, pruning, transplanting, filling or excavating around, injuring, or destruction of any bushland or tree(s), with a height greater than 3 metres is prohibited in these areas without permission from the City.
How are Tree Preservation Areas determined?
Tree Preservation Areas are:
How to check if your property is in a Tree Preservation Area:
Check our mapping system
or call the City on 9550 3777 for help.
Whether an approval is required or not, before undertaking any tree removal, pruning or other vegetation removal check carefully for any fauna. Properties located south of the Dawesville Cut may provide habitat for Western Ringtail Possums (Critically Endangered) and / or Black Cockatoos (Endangered). There are also potential occurrences of threatened ecological communities in Parklands, Herron, Bouvard, Lake Clifton.
The Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2018 provide protection for biodiversity, particularly threatened species and threatened ecological communities. If a threatened species or ecological community is present on your property, you may be required to obtain a permit from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
Please use the contact details below for advice.
Species and Communities Program
Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Locked Bag 104
Bentley Delivery Centre WA 6983