14/6-38 Blenheim Street Queens Park NSW 2022

Remove two (2) Gum Trees from the rear boundary of the property. The root system is pushing on the retaining wall between no. 36 & 40 Blenheim Street, the roots are exposed in the rear yard. Even though the damage is minor and the trees are still relatively young, they have the potential to reach massive proportions. As the trees grow, their woody roots will expand and lift the lawn, and cause further damage to the retaining wall. Over the past years these trees have dropped large dead and alive branches. While it may be possible to top dress the lawn to cover the roots, and carry out some minor pruning, it would not address the damage to the retaining wall. The only practical way of abating the current damage and preventing further damage is to order the removal of the tree.

External link Read more information

We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 6 months ago. It was received by them 1 day earlier.

(Source: Waverley Council, reference TPO-173/2020)


Have your say by adding your own comment.

  1. Gayle Walker commented

    There are no documents to view on council’s website to indicate why these trees should be removed, so I can only comment on how I feel about it. If there are no reasons other than just wanting grass to grow or lack of sun, then I think they should remain in place. The gum is the quintessential Australian tree and it provides much needed food and shelter for our native animals.

  2. John Batts commented

    My own sentiments too, Gayle. Too much short-term-ism might explain it, but frankly what seems to amount to a current war on trees by Waverley property owners is inexplicable.

  1. Have you made a donation or gift to a Councillor or Council employee? You may need to disclose this.

  2. Please use your real full name if possible.

  1. We never display your street address. Why do you need my address?

This week

Find PlanningAlerts useful?

This independent project is run by a local charity, the OpenAustralia Foundation. PlanningAlerts is powered by small, tax-deductible donations from the people who use it to stay informed about changes to their local area. If you find it useful, chip in to support PlanningAlerts.

Back PlanningAlerts