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Posted 5 months ago

ACF Community Brisbane Northside is an independently organised, volunteer-run group representing Brisbane northern suburbs and Moreton Bay region and is part of the Australian Conservation...

 ACF Community Brisbane Northside, Environmental Movements /  Queensland / Network

Posted 6 months ago

Habitat Stepping Stones is a non-profit initiative, developed at Macquarie University, that helps you find beautiful food, water and shelter elements to add to your...

 Gardens For Wildlife, Habitat Stepping Stones /  Australia-wide / Network

Posted 2 years ago

@vergegardenprojectsaustralia has a Facebook Group reverge with over 4000 members with an interest in verge gardening. Although it is based in Perth, members come from...

 Verge Garden Projects Australia /  Australia-wide / Network

Posted 3 days ago

Council supports the planting of verge gardens which make a positive contribution to the local streetscape, provided property owners receive consent from Council and maintain...

 Councils and Policies /  New South Wales / New

Posted 2 weeks ago

LET’S BUILD A BETTER FUTURE TOGETHER By transforming our food system from the ground up. To create healthy people and a healthy planet. When we shift our...

 Food Growing and Food Security, Health - Physical Mental & Preventative /  Australia-wide

Posted 2 weeks ago

An informal network for those who grow, buy, make, sell and share local food. Because these things are improbably, yet reverberatingly important. What is local?...

 Food Growing and Food Security /  Queensland

Posted 2 weeks ago

The Climate Factory is a social enterprise that supports community leaders build neighbourhood micro-forests or tiny forests. Our vision is to empower local leaders to...

 Community Gardens and Micro-forests /  Canberra

Posted 2 weeks ago

"Walking SA is the not-for-profit peak body that leads, promotes and supports all forms of walking in South Australia, including walking for recreation, transport, health,...

 Urban Design & Active Transport /  South Australia

Posted 2 weeks ago

Permits are required before planting. Organic garden practices only (no snail bait or chemical sprays). Emphasis on protecting the street trees. Ensure mulch doesn’t spill onto...

 Councils and Policies /  Queensland

Posted 2 weeks ago

This council is clearly not keen so staying well within the guidelines. Nature Strip Modification Permit and fee required before planting. Applicable only to nature...

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria

Posted 2 weeks ago

I belong to the Pullen Pullen Catchments Group and have a great interest in natural bush regeneration where plants are not planted and the bush...

 Nature Strip Projects /  Queensland

Posted 1 month ago

If you stay within the guidelines you don't need a permit. See Nature Strip Amendment Conditions in their GreenStreets Streetscape Strategy  page 43. This is...

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria

Posted 2 months ago

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

Posted 2 months ago

Street trees are cared for and maintained by Wyndham City. Contact the council and ask for one. The common restrictions are there re maintaining sightlines,...

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria

Posted 2 months ago

You can connect with us via our social media channels - www.instagram.com/habitatsteppingstone www.facebook.com/habitatsteppingstones www.twitter.com/habitatstepping

 Environmental Movements, Gardens For Wildlife, Habitat Stepping Stones /  Australia

Posted 3 months ago

All the usual restrictions re clearances for pedestrians and cars.  Request a street tree from council and residents can plant "low growing (less than 0.5m),...

 Councils and Policies /  New South Wales

Posted 3 months ago

Another council who sees verge gardens as an important part of the Urban Forest. This is a fairly low-key policy where you can proceed providing...

 Councils and Policies /  New South Wales

Posted 3 months ago

"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

Posted 3 months ago

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

Posted 3 months ago

No approval is necessary if you stay within the guidelines. Maximum plant height 700mm. Contact the council to request street trees. Native plants preferred. Guidelines,...

 Councils and Policies /  New South Wales

Posted 3 months ago

Facebook group to post photos of your favourite Brisbane street trees. Brisbane has lots of street trees - but it needs more. This group is...

 Online Discussion Groups /  Queensland

Posted 3 months ago

This group is for anyone wanting to create a habitat stepping stone in their outdoor space. Habitat Stepping Stones is a non-profit initiative, developed at...

 Habitat Stepping Stones, Online Discussion Groups /  Australia-wide

Posted 3 months ago

A group for the people in the City of Melville who advocate for maintaining our urban canopy and replacing lost canopy due to infill.

 Online Discussion Groups /  Western Australia

Posted 3 months ago

Private facebook group The NTCA is an inclusive group of tree lovers from our community, councillors, academics and other interested parties, working to preserve and...

 Online Discussion Groups /  Western Australia

Posted 4 months ago

We’ve officially launched our Verge Garden Program! Residents and local businesses can now plant on suitable “nature strips” near them, after 3 simple steps: Check...

 Councils and Policies /  New South Wales

Posted 5 months ago

We know what needs to be done to address climate change effectively. Across the world, policies, technologies and practices already exist that, if taken up...

 Climate for Change, Environmental Movements, Online Discussion Groups /  Australia-wide

Posted 5 months ago

My local council provided some free native grasses which I've used near the corner, so as to keep the view line clear for traffic. Elsewhere...

  • Area Converted (sqm): 47

 Nature Strip Projects /  Victoria

Posted 5 months ago

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

Posted 5 months ago

This policy has been in place for some years. It's not particularly encouraging but if you follow the guidelines, you should be able to plant...

 Councils and Policies /  New South Wales

Posted 5 months ago

This is a cautious policy. Permits are required. Food gardens and fruit trees are prohibited. Permits are required. You will need to ensure that your...

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria

Posted 5 months ago

"Growing Community, Growing Together" Note - This group is by Verge Garden Projects Australia. This group is the foundations for community involvement across Australia and...

 Nature Strip Projects, Online Discussion Groups, Verge Garden Projects Australia /  Australia-wide

Posted 5 months ago

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

Posted 5 months ago

No written approval is required for verges containing natural lawn, garden or organic mulch. ​For any other materials acceptable under their policy, you must submit...

 Councils and Policies /  Western Australia

Posted 5 months ago

This council requires landscaping plans and public liability and seems aimed at large projects rather than individual gardeners. You cannot change a naturestrip without Council approval. Recommend...

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria

Posted 5 months ago

Recommended plants are native and indigenous wildflowers, ground covers and low growing shrubs. A soil contamination report before edible plants such as vegetables, herbs or...

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria

Posted 5 months ago

Backyard Buddies is a free education initiative run by the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife. It gives you simple tips to transform your backyard into...

 Gardens For Wildlife /  Australia

Posted 5 months ago

Permits are required for all projects. Plants are to be no more than 400mm high, 1 metre clearance against the road for car passengers, 1...

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria

Posted 5 months ago

Excavation and cultivation must be by hand. Low growing plants, no weeds, fine gravel or organic mulch. Prune plants so they do not protrude onto...

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria

Posted 5 months ago

'Residents are permitted to plant ground covers and low-growing shrubs and grasses as an alternative to grass. Indigenous plants are preferred as they provide habitat...

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria

Posted 5 months ago

When selecting low growing plants for your proposed design Council encourages you to use native/ indigenous plants that are local to your area. The Frankston...

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria

Posted 5 months ago

Plants must be maintained at a maximum height of 500mm. Ground cover plants are required to be set back 500mm from back of kerb to...

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria

Posted 5 months ago

TMR Queensland Walking Strategy includes pedestians and walking as an important part of the transportation mix. Documents that you can use to support your projects include:...

 State and Federal Government /  Queensland

Posted 5 months ago

​​​​​'Gardens for Wildlife' aims to encourage and recognise wildlife-friendly gardens and environment-friendly practices in urban gardens. Find local information and how to join on the...

 Gardens For Wildlife /  Tasmania

Posted 5 months ago

Gardens for Wildlife Victoria is a network of community members and council/shire officers across Victoria supporting each other to involve local residents, schools and businesses...

 Gardens For Wildlife /  Victoria

Posted 5 months ago

Community Nurseries and Micro-forests convert larger piece of unused urban land. They typically require funding through grants or crowdfunding and are organised by community groups....

 Community Gardens and Micro-forests /  New South Wales

Posted 5 months ago

See the Brisbane City Council website for a list of community gardens around Brisbane and information on setting up a community garden in the Brisbane...

 Community Gardens and Micro-forests /  Queensland

Posted 6 months ago

Our gardens and nature strips can offer our native wildlife much-needed habitat, food, water, and safety. This facebook group is for sharing ideas, information, resources,...

 ACF Community Brisbane Northside, Gardens For Wildlife, Online Discussion Groups /  Queensland

Posted 6 months ago

Moreland City Council encourages residents to plant native plants or vegetables in their nature strip in line with their Nature Strip Guidelines. See https://www.moreland.vic.gov.au/living-in-moreland/parking-and-roads/nature-strips/ There is a...

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria

Posted 6 months ago

Video and transcript of Gardening Australia episode on starting a communal verge garden.

 Online Discussion Groups /  Australia-wide

Posted 6 months ago

Community verge rejuvenation projects within the Mandurah area with a focus on creating wildlife habitat and connecting corridors. https://www.facebook.com/Mandurah-Verges-for-Wildlife-264785634032163/

 Online Discussion Groups /  Western Australia

Posted 6 months ago

Extensive report commissioned by the Australian Conservation Foundation in 2021 on the increasing environmental and social damage from urban heat. Includes lots of information from...

 Research /  Australia

Posted 6 months ago

This is my nature strip that you see in many of the photos on this website. The strip has a street tree planted by Council...

  • Area Converted (sqm): 58
  • Council Ward: McDowall

 ACF Community Brisbane Northside, Climate for Change, Habitat Stepping Stones, Nature Strip Projects, Queensland Walks, Verge Garden Projects Australia /  Queensland

Posted 6 months ago

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

Posted 6 months ago

Wildscape Gardens offers people the opportunity to create a garden sanctuary for wildlife in their own backyards and create low maintenance green escapes from the...

 Gardening Services, Professional Services /  Queensland

Posted 6 months ago

Pollinator Link a not-for-profit social enterprise creating wildlife corridors for urban spaces. The concept is to use backyards, parks, school grounds and even unit block...

 Gardens For Wildlife /  Queensland

Posted 6 months ago

"Residents, through the Nature Strip Landscaping Guidelines are supported to develop landscapes." This is a light policy with many of the standard features - space...

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria

Posted 7 months ago

Very basic details and difficult to find information on website. Permits are required. "There is also an excellent opportunity for more verges to be planted....

 Councils and Policies /  South Australia

Posted 9 months ago

Personal garden blog and garden journal for a Brisbane garden growing native plants for wildlife and food plants for people. Ponds and birdbaths provide water....

 Gardens For Wildlife /  Queensland

Posted 11 months ago

"We will fund projects and organisations working across the following focus areas. We prefer to fund innovative and new projects and ideas. These innovation projects...

 Grants Available /  Australia-wide

Posted 12 months ago

This council encourages residents to get together with neighbours to transport their verges to increase biodiversity and reduce water usage. Rebates are available. You need...

 Councils and Policies /  Western Australia

Posted 12 months ago

Permits are required. Payment with application. Use plants less than 500mm in height and should not be environmentally invasive, prickly, climbers or a weed species....

 Councils and Policies /  South Australia

Posted 12 months ago

This policy assumes that you are going to plan your garden upfront and complete the planting within 14 days from date of approval - and...

 Councils and Policies /  South Australia

Posted 1 year ago

Queensland Walks is a community-based  membership organisation and volunteer group set up to improve conditions for walking in Queensland - organised by people who believe that walking...

 Queensland Walks, Urban Design & Active Transport /  Queensland

Posted 1 year ago

Some verge planting is allowed on nature strips: low-growing, non-invasive, less than 50cm high.  Access required for pedestrians and people alighting from parked cars. Non-arterial...

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria

Posted 2 years ago

"Victoria Walks is an evidence-based health promotion charity, leading the move for walkable communities in Australia since 2009." We work primarily in Victoria, but increasingly...

 Research, Urban Design & Active Transport /  Victoria

Posted 2 years ago

"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

Posted 2 years ago

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

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria

Posted 2 years ago

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

Posted 2 years ago

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

Posted 2 years ago

Approval is not required for low shrubs and groundcovers, mulch, organic and some surface treatments but the installation must meet the Guidelines A Waterwise Verge...

 Councils and Policies /  Western Australia

Posted 2 years ago

Joondalup have a fairly basic set up guidelines - low growing plants to maintain visibility, clear access for pedestrians, no trees.  Options for hard landscaping....

 Councils and Policies /  Western Australia

Posted 2 years ago

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

Posted 3 years ago

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

Posted 3 years ago

"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

Posted 3 years ago

Prior to any works commencing, complete and submit the Landscaping a Verge Application Form and have it approved. This council also has a No Weed...

 Councils and Policies /  South Australia

Posted 3 years ago

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

Posted 3 years ago

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

Posted 3 years ago

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/looking-after-your-nature-strip See also Council's Gardens for Wildlife...

 Councils and Policies /  Victoria

Posted 3 years ago

Verge gardens are encouraged but permits are required. https://www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/VergeGardens

 Councils and Policies /  South Australia

Posted 3 years ago

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

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