The verge is the area between the road, your property and the property next door. The verge is Crown Land under the care, control and management of the Council.

Residents are permitted to landscape their verge, and this may include treatments such as turf, plants and/or a portion of paving.

Verge landscaping

The City of Vincent encourages residents to plant their verges with waterwise native gardens. This not only saves water and improves the aesthetics of the streetscapes but also provide food and habitat for wildlife.

For more information, you can read our Waterwise Verges Guide or our Verge Policy.

Verge maintenance

As with most councils, maintenance of the verge is the responsibility of the adjacent landowner or occupier. Vincent encourages residents to maintain the verge.

The City of Vincent can assist in verge maintenance in the following instances:

  • Where the verge is on a main road, periodical mowing will be undertaken by Vincent to ensure no visibility issues are present.
  • Where the owner/occupier is a pension card holder (age or disability), Vincent will undertake mowing of the verge a maximum of three times per year.
  • Where the owner/occupier applies for the Adopt a Verge Program, Vincent will assist in converting turfed/weedy verges into waterwise native gardens.

To request a verge maintenance assistance, contact our Parks team on or 9273 6000.

Useful resources

Verge treatments, plantings and beautification policy

Waterwise Verges Guide

Adopt a Verge Program

More information

For further enquiries, contact our Parks team on or 9273 6000.

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