In the interest of our future wellbeing, the Town wishes to encourage verge gardens that are water wise, aesthetically pleasing and that reflect our natural, built and adopted environment. This not only improves the beauty of our Town, but has a number of environmental benefits, such as increasing biodiversity and providing habitats for birds, lizards, bees and other animals.
The Town encourages converting lawns to low-growing vegetation with benefits including:
- 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; and
- Developing the Town’s individual character and forming a ‘sense of place’.
Late autumn and winter is the perfect time to plant a verge garden.
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 below. Please Note: The "Your Nature Strip" booklets are under review.
Nature Strip Booklet
Local Native Plants Booklet
DEVELOPING WATERWISE VERGE GARDEN
Roughly half of all household water use is outside the home. See the Water Corporation’s Being Waterwise website on how to create Waterwise garden.
Waterwise Garden Booklet
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.
NATIVE PLANT SUBSIDY SCHEME
The Native Plant Subsidy Scheme is offered in May each year. Residents can purchase up to 80 native plants for $1.50 each from Apace Nursery in North Fremantle. Residents must bring proof of their address with them to be edible for the Scheme.
1 Johannah Street
North Fremantle WA 6159
Phone: (08) 9430 5729