In April the Minister for Planning approved Planning Scheme Amendment C179 which adds a further 416 trees to the Moonee Valley Significant Tree Register. These trees have been incorporated into the Environmental Significance Overlay and a permit will now be required to remove or lop a significant tree or to conduct any works within the Tree Protection Zone, put in place to protect tree root structure. We applaud the City of Moonee Valley for initiating this review to identify even more trees of outstanding value to be afforded statutory protection. We call on other municipal governments to implement their own Significant Tree Register and protect significant trees in their area. For more information or advise on this process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can read more about the amendment here.