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Permits are required – and obtained by using the Online Nature Strip Approval Form.

If you sell your property, you need to return to grass or the new owner must apply for a permit.

Native plants for biodiversity preferred. They also have a Do not Plant list.  Council plants the street trees.

See the Nature strip policy details and all the links at https://www.darebin.vic.gov.au/Waste-and-environment/Trees/Nature-strips

See Nature Strip Amendment Conditions in their GreenStreets Streetscape Strategy  page 43.

This is quite a long and well-thought out document that includes residents’ nature strip or verge gardens as part their overall strategy.

Council Allows Verge Gardens?
Verge gardens allowed, Permits required

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