Verge maintenance responsibilities
Property owners, property managers or residents whose property is connected or adjacent to the verge are responsible for verge maintenance including mowing, weeding, pruning, mulching and maintaining any approved structures or furniture in a safe condition.
The City will provide a minimum service to ensure unkempt verges are maintained. Depending on the condition of the verge, this is generally up to four times a year upon request and if the grass exceeds 150mm in height. For further information, please refer to Public Open Space Strategy.
Weeds along footpaths and kerbs are sprayed when they become a problem. More information on weed spraying opens in a new window.
Verge improvement applications and treatment supported
The City supports verge improvements made by property owners directly adjacent to a front or side verge.
Permissible verge treatments include approved trees, mulched gardens, edible gardens, drought tolerant lawn, low groundcovers and mid-level shrubs.
Unacceptable verge treatments include signs, fences, barriers, lighting, unsafe materials that produce a loose or slippery surface, rocks, stakes, synthetic turf and impermeable surfaces.
The City may ask property owners to undertake remedial works to meet requirements should the verge treatments present a hazard or substantial risk.
Any improvement outside the permissible treatments will require the submission of a verge landscape design. Please complete the following online form
Verge Landscaping Application Form
For more information or to request verge maintenance please call us on 08 9411 3444 or email