Your Verge

What is a Verge?

A verge is the area between the edge of the road and the boundary of a property.

Verges are Crown land (owned by the Government) and are under the care and control of the City.

Vital services and public infrastructure may be located on verges such as:

  • Street lighting
  • Power
  • Underground utilities including:
    • Water
    • Sewerage
    • Phone cables.
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residential verge maintenance

Residents within the City are responsible for maintaining the verge in front of their property. If the property is located on a corner, verge maintenance includes any side verges.

In the event that residents are either unable or not prepared to mow their verge, the City will perform a limited amount of verge maintenance. Please note: 

  • This service includes slashing long grass and weeds prior to the onset of the summer fire season
  • This is a cursory service and not regular maintenance
  • Verges that are improved with reticulation or landscaping are excluded from this service.

For more information, please view the City's Street Verges Policy.

Verge Gardens

The City encourages residents to grow water-wise, native, or edible gardens on their verges.

Converting verge lawns to water wise gardens is estimated to save around 20,000 to 40,000 litres of water per year, per lawn.

For more information please refer to the links below.

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