Trees and Hedges Notice

                                                                                    Road Act 1993 – Trees and Hedges:

The Roads Act 1993 (Section 70) places a statutory obligation on all landowners/occupiers of land or structures to ensure that roadside structures, trees, shrubs or other vegetation do not present a danger to those using and working on public roads.

All landowners/occupiers of land or structures are required  to take all reasonable care to ensure that roadside structures, trees, hedges, shrubs and other vegetation growing on their land is not or could not become a danger to those using or working on the public roads.
All landowners/occupiers must ensure that all debris is removed from roads following hedge cutting.

These works are to be carried out between the 1st September and 28th February each year so as to comply with the Wildlife Acts of 1976 and 2000.

Failure to comply with these obligations is an offence liable to prosecution.  For further information, contact Operation and Local Services Section on 1890 202 303