Tips before you start
Try to use native or water-wise plants and organic products. Council has a native plant guide, visit
Consider watering by hand with collected rainwater or recycled water (irrigation systems are not permitted), and mulch to retain soil moisture.
As footpath nature strip gardens are on public footways, Council cannot take responsibility for any damage to gardens or their contents. You are responsible for maintaining your garden and keeping it safe, clean, healthy and attractive City officers may issue clean-up notices to residents who fail to maintain nature strip gardens in a safe and satisfactory condition.
Contact Dial Before You Dig to help locate any underground services on
1100.com.au or call
Nature Strip Gardens are not allowed in:
- Areas mapped as endangered ecological communities
- Areas formally mapped and registered as contaminated lands
- State Roads and reserves adjacent to State Roads
- Town Centres
- Regional/ arterial roads with two lanes in each direction
- Media strips and roundabouts
Completing the checklist
Make sure you answer ‘yes’ to all relevant points in the checklist – you can contact us if you have questions or queries. You
must answer yes to all the relevant points honestly and submit this form before undertaking any nature strip gardening activities.
If you cannot answer all relevant points yes then you will not be permitted to undertake nature strip gardening activities. You can also download our
Guidelines for establishing a Nature Strip Garden pamphlet.