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Overhanging branches on roads and footpaths

Overhanging branches on roads and footpaths

Residents and landowners are responsible for any trees and plants that protrude from their private property onto roads, footpaths, parks or walkways.

These can limit movement and visibility, causing a potential hazard to pedestrians and motorists.

You must ensure that tree branches and other plants do not:

  • hang over the footpath less than 3m clearance above the ground
  • block pedestrian access
  • block street lights, traffic signs or traffic lights

If we ask you to remove hazards and they are not removed within the set timeframe, we will issue a fine and charge the costs to you.

Further information

For full details of this local law, download the General Municipal Law from Local laws.