Monash Council Nature Strips
“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 strips helps to increase native habitat for wildlife, while improving the amenity of the area.”
Check their site for guidelines and application for a free permit.
They have a new Nature Strip Planting Project that provides a voucher for 40 free indigenous seedlings and a $50 voucher to a local garden centre.
Edible gardens are specifically excluded.
“By obtaining a Permit you ensure that Council will provide public liability insurance for setting up and maintaining your nature strip garden.”