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Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by Leo2413, 21st Sep, 2016.

  1. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I was quoted $2090 inc gst to cut down 2 medium eucalyptus trees (not sure the exact height but you can an idea from the photo). Just wondering if anyone knows a contact in Brisbane who might be able to beat that?

    Thanks

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  2. TML

    TML Well-Known Member

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    Do you need to submit a DA for removing trees?

    Iam looking at removing a big tree and not sure how the process work in Sydney.

    Do i submit an application to the private certifier and get approval or has to be through council?
     
  3. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    For my Syd Dev it was approved by council during the DA stage.
     
  4. paulF

    paulF Well-Known Member

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    The quote doesn't sound too bad for two trees. I had a similar sized tree removed from a property in Sydney last year and that was around 1000$.
    @TML , i think it varies between councils. Giving them a call should clarify the process or maybe just check the local council's website for info.
     
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  5. Stoffo

    Stoffo Well-Known Member

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    20160504_131326.jpg I wouldnt complain about that price.
    Considering the proximity to overhead services.
    Sydney, varies between council's.
    We did 4 on this property, incl the main one in pic, 2 to the right and one out of sight, terrible access, $6k:eek:
     
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  6. kierank

    kierank Well-Known Member

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    Price sounds about right, especially if they bring the trees down, mulch everything and grind out the stumps.

    I am sure you have done it but make sure they have the right insurances. There are 'cowboys' out there and you wouldn't want the tress falling on your property or someone else's.

    Also, make sure the tress aren't covered by a VPO. BCC don't like it much when people chop down trees without the right approvals. People in our street have been fined $72,000 to $100,000 for doing things without permission.
     
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  7. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    I just paid $2k for a large gum tree cut down in Sydney - including cutting it up into firewood sized chunks.
     
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  8. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Thanks guys for all your feedback. Sounds like i might go with them then. Trees have been approved to go it's no issue.

    Cheers.
     
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