Nature Strips (formerly known as ‘verges’) account for a surprising amount of land within our Town and the majority of them are irrigated lawn. The Town encourages converting lawns to low-growing local native vegetation and benefits include:
- reduced water and fertiliser use
- creation of ecological corridors for fauna (birds, reptiles and insects)
- assisting stormwater infiltration (rainwater that drains off roofs, roads and buildings and flows into gutters, waterways and eventually groundwater, oceans and rivers)
- enhancing biodiversity
- developing the Town’s individual character and forming a ‘sense of place’
The Your Nature Strip: Resident’s Guide to a Sustainable Nature Strip booklet has been developed to provide information for residents and developers desiring to install or upgrade their nature strip. The booklet is available free of charge at Council Administration or download here ( 3 MB).
If you would like to install or upgrade your own nature strip please note that written approval will be required from the Town of Mosman Park BEFORE works commence.
The Town is responsible for street trees and enforcing nature strip requirements, but verge maintenance is the householder’s responsibility. Please note that all Technical Services Policies are currently under review.
The Town has policies 2.2.7 Street Trees and 11.2.6 Nature Strips (previously known as Street Verges).
Click here to view policy 2.2.7 Street Trees
Click here to view policy 11.2.6 Nature Strips
Demonstration Nature Strip Garden
Late autumn and winter is the perfect time to plant a local native garden.
Local native plants need less water, fertiliser and maintenance than exotic plants. They can save you money, our precious drinking water supply and leave you more time to enjoy your garden.
The Town has installed two demonstration native strip gardens at 18 Monument Street, Mosman Park.
A grassed verge with little biodiversity value has been transformed into a beautiful and low-growing local native garden.
Download the VergeBlitz design here