Road verge (nature strip) landscaping and maintenance
Find out what you can and can't do on a road verge (nature strip) and who is responsible for maintaining this land
The road verge, also known as the nature strip, is the area of land between your property boundary and the road. Within our region, the road verge generally consists of grass, footpath and a council provided street tree.
Clearing vegetation on a road verge (nature strip)
A permit is required to clear any vegetation, including trees, on road reserves, footpaths and nature strips outside private property.
Maintenance of road verges surrounding private property
The maintenance of our road verges play an important role in the presentation of your street. This page confirms council’s position regarding the maintenance of road verges surrounding private property including mowing and garden maintenance.
Permit for road-verge (nature strip) planting and landscaping
Council supports the concept of alternative road verge treatments, including gardens, where suitable.
Planting a garden on a road verge
Council has developed self-assessable criteria for residents wishing to enhance or beautify the road verge.
Raingardens in your street
Raingardens contain vegetation that protect our waterways by restricting litter and filtering excess nutrients.
Street tree maintenance
Street tree establishment maintenance tips for better environmental and social outcomes.
Artificial turf on a road verge
Artificial turf is not supported for use on council-controlled road verges.