Verges and berms
We expect owners or residents of urban properties to mow and maintain the berms (including natural stormwater treatment devices and/or plantings) outside their homes and businesses.
We will only mow berms where:
- excessive size (exceeding 200m2 of grass) or steep contour makes it unreasonable for the single residential property owner to mow.
- the property owner or resident doesn't carry out the mowing and a safety hazard (fire, vermin) is created.
The frequency of mowing will be at our discretion.
Contact us first if you want to plant in the berm area. See our Agrichemicals and spraying page if you want to go on our ‘no spray’ register (so we know to skip your street frontage).
Trees, shrubs, overhanging vegetation
Trees, shrubs and plants on your boundary or overhanging the road should be kept clear of the footpath (i.e. 2.4m above or more), so that others can use the path safely. In extreme cases, we can serve notice on property owners who consistently fail to do this or remove the vegetation and recover costs. We’ll trim street trees as needed.