Public Places - Fourth Schedule
Clause 234 - Overhanging vegetation - liable to obstruct
The policy allows for pedestrians to use Public Places including Footpaths without being injured or obstructed by overhanging branches or Vegetation. The policy accepts that overhanging Vegetation adds to the beauty of our urban areas but sets standards that allow free access.
(a) That there be sufficient clearance to give pedestrians free passage with vertical clearance to 2.4 metres;
(b) That Officers are authorised to give written notice to trim or cut back obstructions which do not comply;
(c) That legal action is authorised by this policy where service of written notice has not resulted in compliance.