I am one of the unlucky & frustrated buyers who bought a Mr Fluffy block at auction and later found out that there is a regulated tree on the block – which I can’t remove!
The location of the tree is ruining everything for my family’s dream house plan. Because of the tree, I can’t build a house to fulfill the requirement for my family and specifically for my son who has a disability. He needs space for his therapy and equipment. He is already on carers payment and NDIS.
I applied for removal of this tree to TCCS and gave them all the reasons (family circumstances, additional cost to build two storey house etc). Their response was like, ‘we don’t care how you manage, we want that tree there. You bought that block, you suffer’…
In addition, apparently my neighbours also have a problem with the removal of the tree.
I am the owner of the block and the tree is affecting my family sustainability. I feel I should be allowed to get rid of it.
I did say to TCCS that I am happy to plant more trees on my block or willing to pay a fine. I don’t have a problem with the tree on my block, it’s just the location of the tree.
How can they allow the removal of hundreds of trees from Northbourne Avenue and new suburbs but they won’t allow me to remove a single tree?
I am really frustrated and I feel I have run out of every possible option to get rid of that tree.
Would love any advice on what I can do or any other avenues I should pursue?
Thanks so much.