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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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Maintaining your Nature Strip 

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It is your responsibility to prune any overhanging vegetation from your property and on your verge.

Our verge policy details when and how much you need to cut back to meet standard requirements. As a general rule of thumb, your garden and plants on your naturestrip should not restrict pedestrian access or line of sight for drivers or pedestrians. 

Policy 51 - Verges

Planting on Your Nature Strip 

Developing (ie planting) your nature strip is subject to our verge policy. If you wish to landscape your nature strip with plants or materials other than grass, we reccomend familiarising yourself with the policy before contacting us

Policy 51 - Verges

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.

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 fertiliser 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.

More Information 

For more information on planting or maintenance of your nature strip please contact us on

08 8930 0300

darwin@darwin.nt.gov.au

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