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Regulated & Significant Trees

There are new legislative controls in place to protect tree canopy across metropolitan Adelaide including changes to the definition of regulated and significant trees.

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Regulated and Significant trees are particularly important and common in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

The Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 and Regulations provide that any ‘tree damaging activity’ to a regulated or significant tree is ‘development’ and therefore requires development approval.

For more information about the legal requirements and the rules that apply, visit: Significant and regulated trees - PlanSA

Alternatively, please contact the Council's Planning & Development Department on 08 8366 4530.