Significant Tree Register

What is the Significant Tree Register? 

The Significant Tree Register is an initiative by the City of Mandurah, under the Town Planning Scheme No 3, Clause 6.52 and 6.5.4, 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.   

What is the purpose of the register?

To protect individual or groups of trees that are highly valued in our community, outstanding and valuable for their:

  • Outstanding visual / aesthetic significance
  • Botanic/scientific significance
  • Ecological value significance
  • Historical, commemorative, cultural and social significance.

How to make a nomination

Process of nomination

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.

Roles and responsibilities after registration 

After the nominated tree/s is approved by Council and adopted onto the Significant Tree Register, both the Council and the landowner have Roles and Responsibilities for the ongoing maintenance and preservation of the registered tree.  Council Officers will support and guide private landowners in this matter.  

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