The Significant Tree Register is an initiative by the City of Mandurah, under the Local Planning Scheme No. 12, to protect trees of significance in our community.
The tree/s can be nominated by any member of the community or organisation, and can be either native or exotic species and growing on private or public land.
Once nominations are received, the tree will be assessed against set criteria by a Working Group to determine their suitability to go onto the register. If the tree satisfies any of the Categories of Significance - Assessment Criteria, the City will proceed with the nomination in accordance with the Significant Tree Register Process Flow Chart with the final approval given by Council.
From the moment the City acknowledges the receipt of a nomination, the nominated tree/s become protected by the City’s Tree and Bushland Preservation Requirements, until a decision is reached by Council to approve or reject the nomination. All stakeholders will be informed of the various stages of assessment process to completion, with the nominator and landowner formally advised of the outcome.
To protect individual or groups of trees that are highly valued in our community, outstanding and valuable for their:
You can nominate a tree or community of trees for the Significant Tree Register by following these steps:
If the Working Group determines and agrees that the nomination meets a category of significance, the City will proceed the nomination in accordance with the Significant Tree Register Process Flow Chart, with the final approval given by Council.
Our significant trees are some of the most spectacular trees in Mandurah. Some of these trees also rest on significant historical sites. By visiting these trees you can learn more about Mandurah's species, local history and culture.
Download the Significant Tree Trail booklet to take the challenge and explore the significant trees throughout our city centre. Also view the whole register to find significant trees across Mandurah.