50 Banksia Street, Ettalong Beach NSW 2257

Removal of 1 x Araucaria heterophylla (norfolk island pine) tree located at the rear of the property.

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 2 months ago. It was received by them 12 days earlier.

(Source: Central Coast Council (Gosford), reference 024.2021.00012307.001)

9 Comments

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  1. Jack commented

    That mature Norfolk Pine will be giving shade to your cabin during the long hot summer. Please consider keeping it.
    How about planting a couple of replacement trees to help shade your backyard?
    Another option would be to plant along your Bourke Road boundary.
    Kind regards,
    Jack

  2. Melissa Chandler commented

    Norfolk Pines are amazing shade trees.
    This one is one of the few remaining large trees in this street.
    Please consider ways the tree can be retained, such as canopy lifting.
    Any replacement trees will take decades to provide shade.
    Thank you.

  3. Brad commented

    These pine trees are large trees with large root systems, the roots maybe causing damage to the property have termites or rotting. There would be a valid reason for this tree to be removed this is an expensive exercise for the owner. Council only receive #200. For the application. To remove it would between $1500- $2500 then the owner would have to replace it with another tree also giving council proof that this has been done.
    Thanks Brad

  4. jo commented

    This tree will be providing value and good shade for your property, and by extension, our overheated peninsula. $ aren’t even an issue to homeowners or council. Residents commenting to save trees on the peninsula do so for public amenity, environmental considerations etc. You have to wonder about people (local you would hope) constantly posting in support of tree removal. Do they have vested interests? Please can the homeowners consider other options. Pruning etc.

  5. Brad commented

    These pine trees are large trees with large root systems, the roots maybe causing damage to the property have termites or rotting. There would be a valid reason for this tree to be removed this is an expensive exercise for the owner. Council only receive #200. For the application. To remove it would between $1500- $2500 then the owner would have to replace it with another tree also giving council proof that this has been done.
    Thanks Brad

  6. Brad commented

    I am a local and home owner who has been in this position as well as family and friends we do not just one day decide to take down a large Australian native tree from our property’s for the sake of it. There is always a valid reason. We do not like to throw away our hard earned money for no good reason. Council officers don’t just say yes cut it down they need to have a good reason to approve the application. As for constantly being in support of trees being cut down only the ones that have a valid reason. As for having a vested interest in this, this made me laugh. I post my posts in the hope people would do some homework first before implying the home owner just wants to cut it down. I post about council requirements to let people understand what is required. I do my homework! I am a local, I am a home owner. A little education goes a long way. Have a great day😄

  7. Jean commented

    Brad
    I think this site is for residents to comment about DA’s not for speculating about motives etc.
    We should probably use this site foe it’s intended purpose as it is a valuable resource.

  8. Brad commented

    Hi Jean
    Thank you I totally agree with you. My last post was in regards to another comment intended for me. I have experienced this first hand I was just trying to be helpfull by explaining why these trees do need to be removed. I didn’t appreciate what the writer was implying towards me.
    Thanks again for your comment it was short to the point and very well written as I said before I totally agree with you.
    Have a great night
    Brad

  9. Brad commented

    Hi Jean
    Thank you I totally agree with you. My last post was in regards to another comment intended for me. I have experienced this first hand I was just trying to be helpfull by explaining why these trees do need to be removed. I didn’t appreciate what the writer was implying towards me.
    Thanks again for your comment it was short to the point and very well written as I said before I totally agree with you.
    Have a great night
    Brad

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