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 water-wise 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(PDF, 5MB) and the Adopt-a-Verge Program flyer(PDF, 1MB), then start planning your new verge. Then simply download the Verge Treatment Application form(PDF, 450KB), 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.
The Town encourages verge landscaping that is sustainable, water-wise, 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 use of plant varieties which are water-wise, reduce the need for fertilisers, provide habitat for birds and insects and include indigenous (local) plants. Planted verges can also help develop the Town’s individual character and form a sense of place.
We have put together some Street Verge Guidelines(PDF, 5MB) to give you some ideas for your verge.
For more information
For any further enquiries, please contact the Town on (08) 9311 8111.