Waterwise Verge Incentive Scheme Design Application Form

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Waterwise Verge Incentive Scheme Design Application Form

All fields are required except where indicated

Application process may take up to 8 weeks

A water wise verge, not only saves precious water but can increase biodiversity and habitat through green linkages, whilst providing shade to pedestrians and decreasing urban heat. The City of Cockburn supports improvements made to verges that incorporate Water wise planting and practices
The City of Cockburn is offering residential property owners a rebate from $500 up to the value of $750 for water wise verges planted between 15 May 2020 and 31 October 2020. There are limited Water Wise Verge Incentive rebates (reimbursements) available during this time. All water wise verge designs and rebate applications are subject to availability at the time of submission.
Successful applicants must comply with the criteria below to be considered:

Successful applicants must comply with the criteria below to be considered:

  • Approved design applications, material/service purchases and installation must all occur within 15 May 2020 and 31 October 2020.
  • Water Wise Verge Incentive Scheme Design Application Forms must be submitted and approved prior to installing the Water Wise verge.
  • Photographs of the existing verge are required to be submitted with the design application.
  • Photographs may be used by the City for media and promotional purposes.
  • Water wise verge designs are to be mulched and planted with native Australian plant species.
  • Call 1100 (Dial Before You Dig) or enquire online opens in a new window for safety and protection of underground utilities.
  • Works are to be completed between the period of the offer.

Property Details

Note: street number and street name are needed for all addresses

Application Details

City of Cockburn relating to landscaping on verges:

  • No plant is to be more than 600mm when mature, or of hazardous nature (e.g. thorny or poisonous);
  • Paving material (pavers only) is limited to 25% of the verge area, excluding the crossover, and, if used, is to be integrated into the soft landscaping so as not to provide an area for vehicle parking;
  • Artificial turf or synthetic grass is not recommended as a verge treatment;
  • Loose pea gravel, crushed brick or other stone aggregates are generally not permitted as verge treatments;
  • Verge treatment is not to impede pedestrian access;
  • General level and grade of the verge is not to be altered;
  • Existing street trees are to be protected and not to be pruned or interfered with in any way without approval from the City and;
  • Verge treatments are to be set back 1.5m from the road frontage, and if no footpath is present, a 1.5m pedestrian area must be available at the property boundary.
Is there an existing street tree?:
If no existing street tree, do you request a street tree to be installed by the City? (Tree species selected, provided and installed by the City):

Please download this template opens in a new window, draw your proposed landscaping and attach it to this form complete with images of your existing verge.

An officer will contact you shortly regarding whether your application has been approved.
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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.