City of Monash Vpo

Tree removal or tree works within the Vegetation Protection Overlay (VPO)

A planning permit (https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Building-Planning/Planning/How-to-apply-for-a-Planning-Permit) is required to remove or destroy any vegetation that:

  • Hasa trunk circumference greater than 500mm (160mm diameter) at 1200mm above ground level, and
  • Is higher than 10 metres

It is the responsibility of the land owner to ensure that either a Planning Permit is applied for, or that the exemptions from the requirement to obtain a Planning Permit are satisfied.

For a visual representation of the Vegetation Protection Overlay (VPO) in this region, please see the City of MonashI Interactive Maps(https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/Maps).

For vegetation assessment advice and a map of the VPO, please see:

https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/files/assets/public/building-amp-planning/planning-permits-amp-applcations/vegetation-protection-overlay-advice-on-tree-removal-or-works.pdf