Development Control Plan DCP 2014 Amendment

On Display Indefinitely

Chapter B2 Tree and Vegetation Management has been amended

At the 11 March 2021 Council Planning meeting it was resolved to adopt Chapter B2 Tree and Vegetation Management in the Byron Development Control Plan 2014 (DCP 2014).

One change to the exhibited version was made to remove Bunya Pine (Araucaria Bidwilli)’ from Appendix 3.

The amended Chapter B2 Tree and Vegetation Management will be effective from 22 March 2021 and can be found on our DCP 2014 webpage.

This notice is given pursuant to Clause 21 and 21A of the Environmental Planning Assessment Regulations 2000. 

Purpose of Chapter B2 Tree and Vegetation Management

Development Control Plan (DCP) 2014 Chapter B2 Preservation of  Trees and Other Vegetation was updated to include the information now required under the State Environmental Planning Policy (Vegetation in non-rural areas) 2017 (Veg SEPP).  

The Veg SEPP manages vegetation removal in all non-rural areas (land in any zone other than RU1 and RU2) that does not involve or is ancillary to development, including E zones. 

The purpose of the updated Draft DCP 2014 Chapter B2 (now titled Tree and Vegetation Management) is to 'declare' vegetation under the Veg SEPP.  Where vegetation is declared, a person must not remove such vegetation without a 'tree removal permit' granted by Council.

Draft DCP Chapter B2 Tree and Vegetation Management also provides information on exemptions and increases clarity to land holders and our community regarding vegetation management.