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.
Verge Assistance Program
We are not currently accepting submissions for this program. Please check back for updates.
This program runs from 1 June until 30 September annually with accessibility dependent on weather conditions.
Our Verge Assistance Program helps property owners beautify and enhance their verge by providing the materials you need to get started.
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 verge only and is not available for use on private property or yards.
What you get from the Verge Assistance Program
We will deliver top soil, grass seed and fertiliser to your property for you so that you can organise and undertake the work.
Property owners will be responsible for the spreading of topsoil, seed and fertiliser themselves. City of Darwin is unable to provide labour assistance with this.
Delivery will be within two weeks once your application has been received and approved. Top soil will be delivered directly to the verge. Fertiliser and seed is delivered separately together with an information sheet on establishing your lawn.
It is a requirement that pedestrian access must be maintained at all times. Should you wish to prevent pedestrian access temporarily whilst your lawn germinates, a permit must be applied for <link to permit>.
For more information on planting or maintenance of your verge please contact us:
Tel: 08 8930 0300