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Guidelines for establishing a verge garden in Brisbane are at https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/clean-and-green/natural-environment-and-water/plants-trees-and-gardens/verge-gardens "Residents are encouraged to use native or water-wise plants where possible." You cannot include...

 Councils and Policies /  Queensland

Sunshine Coast guidelines and planting list are at Plant a self-assessable verge garden They provide an approved plant list. To be eligible for planting under...

 Councils and Policies /  Queensland

"To make sure your verge garden meets the City of Marion Council requirements, residents are encouraged to read the attached Verge Garden and Development Guidelines....

 Councils and Policies /  South Australia

The Street Garden Guidelines are for gardens on nature strips and median strips. Residents need to pay to apply for a permit, and pay a...

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria

Prior to any works commencing, complete and submit the Landscaping a Verge Application Form and have it approved. https://www.npsp.sa.gov.au/our_environment/kitchen_and_garden/verge_gardens

 Councils and Policies /  South Australia

Darwin have verge guidelines and help residents set up their verge. They have a nature strip assistance program and provide materials to get started on...

 Councils and Policies /  Northern Territory

As the land owner, the City of Adelaide needs to assess and approve your proposal. We do this by way of a simple nature strip...

 Councils and Policies /  South Australia

Council website includes what is and isn't allowed as well as plant lists and an Indigenous Plant Guide https://www.casey.vic.gov.au/nature-strip-landscaping-guidelines

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria

Verge gardens are encouraged but permits are required. Edible plants for consumption are NOT allowed. https://www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/VergeGardens

 Councils and Policies /  South Australia

Review the Road verge planting guidelines and then complete the New community plantings within the road verge checklist All responses to the checklist questions must...

 Councils and Policies /  Queensland

Very restricted planting is permitted in Geelong "Where a footpath exists, residents have the choice to use gravels, synthetic turf or ground covers below 10...

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria

Excellent policy and guidelines with lots of tips to assist residents in establishing their verge gardens, particulary with native plants. "The City encourages the use...

 Councils and Policies /  Western Australia

You do not need approval for: a low growing water wise garden reticulation verges mulched with organic mulch lawn You do need approval for: paving...

 Councils and Policies /  Western Australia

City of Vincent council is a leader in verge gardening. Not only do they allow gardens, they include a verge garden category in their annual...

 Councils and Policies /  Western Australia

Limited planting for verge gardens is permitted without a permit. "The landscaping must be adjacent to the property boundary and no wider than 500mm." Anything...

 Councils and Policies /  Queensland

Logan City is between Brisbane and the Gold Coast in Queensland. Council does permit gardens on footpaths if they are constructed in accordance with: Standard...

 Councils and Policies /  Queensland

"In the interest of our future wellbeing, the Town wishes to encourage verge gardens that are water wise, aesthetically pleasing and that reflect our natural,...

 Councils and Policies /  Western Australia

The Shire encourages the residents to plant drought tolerant verge treatments Link to policy available on the Council's policies page https://www.esperance.wa.gov.au/council-policies

 Councils and Policies /  Western Australia

This council also has a Water Wise Verge Incentive Scheme that offers residents a rebate of up to $500 on creating a WA native waterwise...

 Councils and Policies /  Western Australia

Local native plants encouraged. See the website for guidelines and application form.

 Councils and Policies /  Western Australia

You do not need permission for low growing water-wise verge gardens. An application form is available for alternative gardens. See the City's Street Verge Landscape...

 Councils and Policies /  Western Australia

The City allows residents to plant or install lawn, plants and/or organic mulch on the verge without prior approval. See their website for guidelines and...

 Councils and Policies /  Western Australia

See the council website for policy and Verge Garden Tips booklet. Low growing local natives are recommended. The City’s Bushcare officers can provide advice on...

 Councils and Policies /  Western Australia

Permits required. See the website for guidelines and application form.

 Councils and Policies /  South Australia

"The City encourages the planting out the verge with ground cover, grass, small shrubs or an edible garden. Where the verge is adjacent to a...

 Councils and Policies /  Western Australia

"The City encourages residents to take pride in their street verges to enhance the visual and economic value of their properties and the streetscape as...

 Councils and Policies /  Western Australia

Information on website is sparse. Council policies are at https://www.campbelltown.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=1998

 Councils and Policies /  South Australia

The City of Subiaco encourages residents to establish and maintain the verge adjacent to their property. The city encourages landscaping that uses low water use...

 Councils and Policies /  Western Australia

"The City encourages residents to grow water-wise, native, or edible gardens on their verges. Converting verge lawns to water wise gardens is estimated to save around...

 Councils and Policies /  Western Australia

Council has a new Street Garden policy which allows residents to have a garden in the nature strip out the front of their home. The...

 Councils and Policies /  New South Wales

"The City of Mandurah encourages soft landscaping treatments and supports the Water Corporation’s initiative of Waterwise verges." See https://www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/Services/Public-Works/Trees-and-Verge and follow the links for detailed...

 Councils and Policies /  Western Australia

There are the usual concerns about safety and visibility but this is the only council I have seen with a requirement like this: "...need to...

 Councils and Policies /  Queensland

Policy being reviewed and no applications are being taken.

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria

Bendigo have quite a restrictive policy and discourage verge gardens claiming that they are much more work and much more expensive than grass. They do...

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria

Extensive and prescriptive policy, includes option to apply online. Requires resident to have public liability insurance.

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria

"Council has developed guidelines to assist residents who are keen to plant and maintain indigenous vegetation on their nature strip. Planting indigenous plants on nature...

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria

"Well maintained nature strips add value to adjoining private properties and contribute neighbourhood character.  Landscaping in nature strips should also enhance and reinforce neighbourhood character."...

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria

"Verges, also known as nature strips, are important areas of public land that have the potential to provide ecosystem services and help create more liveable...

 Councils and Policies /  New South Wales

Planting guidelines are similar to other councils - street trees are done by the council, residents can only plant low growing plants. Their guidelines are...

 Councils and Policies /  Canberra

You need to apply for approval if garden beds or landscaping are beyond 900mm of the front boundary or your property; you want to install...

 Councils and Policies /  Queensland

Broken Hill's policy, "To allow residents and property owners the opportunity to beautify their nature strips by various landscaping works which comply with Council Regulations",...

 Councils and Policies /  New South Wales

The policy for Nature Strips is at the bottom of the page about Community Gardens. This is the first policy I have seen state explicity...

 Councils and Policies /  New South Wales

"To plant on your nature strip needs Council or VicRoads approval. This requires submitting your application and plan for approval. To streamline the approval process...

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria