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Nature strips

Well maintained nature strips enhance our City's environment and streetscape by providing shade, visual appeal and a habitat for birds and other wildlife. We encourage all residents to maintain their nature strips and also provide a number of services that assist them in doing so.

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Nature Strip Assistance Program 

Our nature strip assistance program helps property owners beautify and enhance your nature strip by providing the materials you need to get started.

The 2017 program is now open!

Download the application form

The program typically runs runs until September/October annually with accessibility dependent on weather conditions.

What you get from the program

We will deliver top soil, grass seed and fertilizer to your property for you so that you can organise and undertake the work. This program is available to residences on a one-off basis only and cannot be supplied to residences who have already accessed this program.

Top soil supplied is to be used on the nature strip only and is not available for use on private property or yards.

Application forms will be available when the program is running again in April 2017.

Planting on Your Nature Strip 

For detailed information on maintaining and developing your nature strip see our Verge Policy.

If you wish to landscape your nature strip with plants or materials other than grassing please contact us on

08 8930 0300

Trees on Nature Strips  

Trees and shrubs planted on nature strips provide shade, beauty, privacy and wind protection. They make more attractive streets, assist in the greening of Darwin, attract birds and help filter dust and pollution.

Nature strip trees will thrive and flourish given additional watering during dry periods.  Nature strips in the municipality are under Council control and permission must be obtained before planting or removing any trees on nature strips.

More Information

For more information on planting on your nature strip please contact us on

08 8930 0300

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