Maintaining your verge
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It is your responsibility to prune any overhanging vegetation from your property and on your verge. Vegetation including grass on your verge, cannot restrict pedestrian access or line of sight for drivers or pedestrians. Footpaths must be clearly accessible by pedestrians at all times.
Planting on your verge
Developing (i.e. planting) your verge is subject to our verge policy and guidelines. If you wish to landscape your verge with plants or materials other than grass, we recommend familiarising yourself with the verge policy and verge guidelines.
If you still wish to develop your verge, then the following form can be submitted to City of Darwin for approval before any works have taken place.
Trees on verges
Trees and shrubs planted on verges 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.
Verge trees will thrive and flourish given additional watering during dry periods. Permission must be obtained before planting or removing any trees on verges.