The Town encourages verge landscaping that is sustainable, waterwise, aesthetically pleasing and reflects the natural heritage of the Town.
Many of the street verges within the Town are irrigated lawn. Whilst water efficient turf (there are several new varieties available) will be the minimum standard for future turf installations on the verge, more attractive, user friendly verges can be created with planted designs.
The Town encourages the use of plant varieties which are waterwise, reduce the need for fertilisers, provide habitat for birds and insects and include indigenous (local) plants. Planted verges can help develop the Town’s individual character and form a “sense of place”.
We have put together some Street Verge Guidelines to give you some ideas for your verge. You can download the document at the bottom of this page.
Please complete the Verge Treatment Application Form and return to the Town.
The ‘Adopt-a-Verge’ program is about getting together with neighbours and transforming the verge areas in a street into beautiful native gardens, with the assistance of the Town of Victoria Park. The verge is considered to be the area between the road and your property.
There are many benefits in engaging in an Adopt-a-Verge program, including the greening of our local streets, increasing and fostering local biodiversity and establishing biodiversity corridors throughout the municipality (which means fauna can more easily move around).
The landscaping of residents’ verges using Waterwise practices may be eligible for a rebate of $500 per property, subject to funding. It is operated on a first-come, first served basis. The trial is not available to commercial or industrial properties, developers or existing landscaped verges.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Read the 'Street Verge Guidelines 2013' and the 'Adopt-a-Verge Program' flyer below, then start planning your new verge. Then simply download the Verge Treatment Application form, fill out the required fields and return the completed application form to the Town either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, post at Locked Bag 437 Victoria Park WA 6979, or by dropping it into the Administration Building at 99 Shepperton Road Victoria Park WA 6100.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For any further enquiries, please contact the Town on 9311 8111.
A street tree request can be made by emailing email@example.com
The Town plants trees from late April until August.
Yes, in the first three years after planting, the Town undertakes watering of its juvenile street trees. The Town does not water mature street trees.
The condition of the tree can be reported to the Town; we will undertake an assessment of the relevant tree and determine whether the tree warrants removal. If the tree is required to be removed, the Town will undertake this work.
If the tree is required to be pruned to comply with Western Power energy safety requirements, the Town will undertake this work. For further information call the Town 9311 8111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• During July 2011, a community survey was undertaken. Most respondents said ‘NO’ to artificial turf on verges.
• On 13 December 2011, Council determined that the use of artificial turf on verges within the Town of Victoria Park is not permissible under the provisions of the Activities on Thoroughfares and Trading Thoroughfares and Public Places Local Law.
• The Town considers artificial turf to be an unsustainable verge treatment.
To determine your watering days please contact the Water Corporation on 13 10 39 or visit www.watercorporation.com.au