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In accordance with Section 13 of the Natural Assets Local Law 2003 (Local Law) any person (except the person who has requested the Vegetation Protection Order (VPO)) can make a written submission to Council about a VPO.

Please refer to the Vegetation Protection Order, or Council’s website to find the closing date for submissions.

A list of frequently asked questions is also available on Council’s website.

A properly made submission must relate to the objects of the Local Law under which the VPO has been made.

What happens after you lodge your submission?

After the closing date for submissions Council will consider all properly made submissions against the objects of the Local Law under which the VPO has been made.

During that time, you may be contacted for further information.
The submission review phase may vary depending on the number of submissions received.

Council may, upon a consideration of each submission made, and without further consultation, confirm or revoke the VPO pursuant to Section 14 of the Local Law.

All affected property persons and submitters will be advised of the outcome of the VPO as soon as practicable.

Submitter details

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Tree details

In relation to the tree/vegetation are you:

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As the VPO tree/vegetation owner, do you consent for Council, or a Council appointed contractor to undertake an onsite assessment of the tree/vegetation if required?

If you consent Council may pass on your contact details to the Council contractor who will contact you to arrange a suitable time for a visit.

The assessment is free of charge.

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Corporation/Incorporated Association details

Do you have an Australian Business Number (ABN)? *

Provide your Australian Business Number (ABN) details. *

If you do not hold a current ABN, you will be required to complete a ‘Statement by a Supplier’ form (available from the Australian Taxation Office) before entering into any funding agreement with the Australian Government.

Is the submission in the name of a trust? *

Address and contact details

Vegetation Protection Order

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Order details

Council reference number from the VPO (if known)

Address of tree/vegetation described in the VPO *

Do you support or oppose the VPO? *

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Submissions relating to the objects of the local law

There are four (4) objects of the Local Law that relate to protected vegetation. The vegetation must meet at least one of these objects to be afforded a VPO. Listed below are the objects of the local law and some examples of the characteristics the vegetation may display in order to meet these objects. The grounds of your submission must relate to the objects of the local law. Any documents (reports, maps, photos, etc.) you would like to provide can be attached on the next page.
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Biodiversity values refers to the value the vegetation may have in assisting in the preservation of native flora and fauna in the city. These values may include: Providing habitat for native flora and faunaProviding a food source native animalsBeing part of a native vegetation communityContaining rare or unusual plants Being part of a corridor that allows birds and animals to travel safely to find food and shelter
Vegetation can assist in maintaining natrual landforms, and may include vegetation located in areas such as: WaterwaysWetlands BushlandRidgelinesSteep slopes
Examples may includes trees that: contribute to local amenity by providing aesthetics and a sense of place are a known feature in the local landscapeare valued by the community for their visual presenceprovides shade and coolingare a prominent landscape featureare an outstanding specimen of its species
Vegetation can be valued for it’s historical and culture value. Examples may include vegetation that is: significant to indigenous Australiansgrowing on a heritage property a tree or vegetation known to have historical valuerepresentative of a historical period or eventa recognised meeting placeof cultural significance
Examples may includes trees that: are located in an area that is well known for this type of tree like Poinciana trees in Hamilton, or Jacaranda trees in St Luciacontribute to local amenity by providing aesthetics and a sense of place are a known feature in the local landscapeare valued by the community for their visual presenceprovides shade and coolingare a prominent landscape featureare an outstanding specimen of its species
Do you consider the vegetation to be dangerous? (e.g. significant dead branches or decayed trunk)
There are provisions within the local law that allow for protected vegetation to be pruned and managed. However, a permit from Brisbane City Council to work on protected vegetation may be required for work that is not covered by an exemption. The permit application process is free and Council can provide long-term permits for ongoing routine management for up to ten years. To find out whether you need a permit or find out more information about protected vegetation visit Council’s website www.brisbane.qld.gov.au and search for ‘protected vegetation’ or contact Council on 3403 8888.

Attachments

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Attachments

Supporting documents can be provided as part of your application. You can browse your computer’s folders and select your documents for upload (Word, PDF, JPG file types ONLY, either individual or bundled in a ZIP file).

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You can upload a total of 20MB, however, each individual file can be no more than 10MB. You are encouraged to compress (or zip) larger files.
You can upload photos, maps reports or other supporting documentation to support your submission
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Lodgement

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Submitter's agreement and signature

If this submission is made by a corporation or an incorporated association, the person signing this form must occupy a position that is legally entitled to make a submission on behalf of the organisation.
I understand that the information provided in and with this application may be disclosed publicly under the Right to Information Act 2009 and the Evidence Act 1977.
I am aware that it is an offence to knowingly provide false or misleading information.
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