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Cairns Regional Council Verge Garden Guidelines

Planting is restricted to well back from the roadside:

Residents may plant vegetation in a well-prepared cultivated area within the natural ground, set back a minimum of 3.3 metres of a kerb without a footpath and 3.8 metres with a footpath – if a road verge cannot accommodate the minimum requirements a verge garden is not recommended.

Cairns may have much wider verges than many other cities.

Council plants and maintains trees, residents can grow low-growing preferably native plants.

Perhaps, the most interesting thing about this policy is the photo gallery of non-compliant verge gardens.

See https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/community-and-environment/trees/public-vegetation-management/landscaping-on-council-controlled-land for details and click on the link for the pdf document

Local Government Area
Cairns Regional Council
Council Allows Verge Gardens?
Verge gardens allowed
Contact details
Cairns, North Queensland