City of Ballarat Verge Garden Policy
"Nature strips are to be grassed between the property boundary and the kerb. Compacted granitic sand can be used in non-heritage overlay areas. If you'd like to use an alternate nature strip treatment, you will need approval. "
"The City of Ballarat is currently revising the Nature Strip Policy. While this is occurring, the City of Ballarat will not be reviewing any applications until the new policy is adopted."