Definition of a verge
A verge is the area of land that lies between a property boundary and a road.
Verges are a shared resource and are used in a number of ways:
- Enable utility servicing to properties e.g. electricity, gas, water, sewage
- Provision of a crossover (or driveway) to connect a property to a road
- Enable the City to plant trees which are aesthetically pleasing and reduce heat
- Provide frameworks for the installation of a footpath
- Potential to serve important ecological functions in urban environments.
Property owners, property managers or residents (whose property is connected or adjacent to the verge) are responsible for maintaining the verge.
- Maintaining any approved structures.
The City provides a minimum service to ensure unkempt verges are maintained.
A crossover (also known as the section of driveway on the verge), is established to connect a property to the road and is the responsibility of the property owner. For more information please refer to the City’s Crossover webpage.
The City sprays weeds along footpaths and kerbs, when they become a problem.
The chemical used is Glyphosate, which is non-residual and kills the weeds by absorption through the leaves and transferring to the root system.
Please refer to Street Trees Pruning and Planting webpage for detailed information.
More information and contact
Please refer to the related documents below.
For more information please contact the City on 08 9411 3444 or email us.