Your nature strip, also known as the ‘verge,’ is the public space between your property and the road curb. This area contains various utilities such as telecommunications, gas, water, and power services, along with street lighting. Typically featuring grass and a tree, the nature strip serves several vital purposes:
While the nature strips in the Banyan Place neighborhood belong to Cardinia Shire Council, the maintenance responsibility falls on the landowner whose property is parallel to each section.
Regular maintenance of your nature strip contributes to the overall ambiance of our community. This involves tasks like regular mowing, weeding, and picking up litter. Keeping it clean and tidy creates a welcoming environment for everyone.
Benefits of a Well-Maintained Nature Strip
Aside from visual appeal, a well-kept nature strip brings various advantages:
Street trees are another common feature of nature strips, adding to the natural aesthetics and providing practical benefits. To care for your street tree:
Remember, street trees are the property of Cardinia Shire Council, and removing them requires prior approval. It is your responsibility to care for the street tree, and you may be held accountable for any damage within your boundary.
While most nature strips feature grass and a street tree, there are other accepted treatments. Transform your nature strip into a charming corner using options like gravel, mulch, and approved plants. Ensure your design accommodates essential functionality like pedestrian pathways, postal services, vehicular movement, parking, and waste collection.
Landscape Permit Application
If you plan to enhance your nature strip with landscaping, securing a permit is necessary. Adhering to the Nature Strip Policy Guidelines ensures your project aligns with community guidelines.
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